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Laverda Twins & Triples Bible
Publisher: Veloce Publishers
250 x 207mm • 160 pages • Over 220 Pictures
Reprinted after a long absence! A successful racing programme led to the release of the legendary 750SFC, the 1000cc triple, and then the spectacular Jota and new generation RGS during the 1980s. Containing year-by-year, model-by-model detail, this book is essential reading for both owners and enthusiasts.
Reprinted after a long absence! The Laverda Twins and Triples Bible provides a detailed history of this innovative and daring Italian manufacturer and the bikes they built. Laverda has acquired a following of almost fanatical proportions. The large capacity twins and triples were some of the most charismatic and exciting motorcycles produced in a golden era. With a successful endurance racing programme publicising them, Laverda’s twins soon earned a reputation for durability that wasn’t usually associated with Italian machinery. Originally built for the British market, the 1000cc Jota was the fastest Superbike available in its day. While the twins faded before the end of the 1970s, the triples continued for almost another decade before dying with a whimper. By this time the company was in serious difficulty and went into receivership. Despite a resurrection in the 1990s, it is the classic twins and triples of the late 1960s through until the mid-1980s that Laverda is now famous for.
650, 750S, 750GT, 750SF, 750SFC, 750SF1, 750SF3, 750SF3, 750GTL, 10003C, 10003CE, 10003CL, Jota, Jarama, 1200, 1200T, 1200 Mirage, 1200TS, 1200 Anniversary, Jota 120, RGS 1000, RGA 1000, RGA 1000 Jota, RGS 1000 Corsa, SFC1000
About the Author
One of the world's foremost motorcycle historians, Ian Falloon is the author of more than twenty books on motorcycles. These titles include the Ducati Story, Moto Guzzi Story, Honda Story, Kawasaki Story, BMW Story, and recently published Ducati 750 Bible. He has a small collection of classic sporting motorcycles, including a 1974 Laverda 750 SFC. A freelance contributor a number of motorcycle magazines around the world, Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand but currently lives in Australia with his wife Miriam, and sons Ben and Tim.