Laverda

  • Laverda custom motorcycle

    Wrenchmonkees Laverda 750

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    If there’s one company that symbolizes the style of the new wave custom scene, it’s the Wrenchmonkees. Their motorcycles are raw, simple and pure—the legendary Danish design aesthetic applied to two wheels, and roughed up a little. An early 70s Laverda given the Wrenchmonkees treatment… Read more »

  • Laverda SF2 resto-mod

    Laverda SF2 resto-mod

  • Shaik Ridzwan Classic Motorcycles ,,

    Ah, Laverda. The great, lost name of motorcycling. KTM now has a mortgage on vibrant orange motorcycles, but in the 70s the color was synonymous with the Breganze factory in northern Italy. Few builders get the chance to work on Laverdas these days, but Takashi… Read more »

  • Laverda Jota

    Laverda Jota

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    One of the great tragedies of modern motorcycling is the death of the Laverda name. The brand was bought by Aprilia at the turn of the century—along with Moto Guzzi—but the familiar ‘SFC Orange’ has yet to reappear in showrooms. To my eyes, that lovely… Read more »

  • Laverda Jota

    Laverda Jota

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    The Laverda Jota sticks in my mind as the ultimate seventies superbike: it’s the two-wheeled equivalent of the iconic Lamborghini Muira. This 1977 Jota is owned by Alex Ozzard-Low, and after digging around, I was surprised to find that the Jota was not a true… Read more »

  • 1953 Laverda 75 Sport

    1953 Laverda 75 Sport

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    This exquisite little machine, the color of a delicate Italian caffelatte, caught my attention on the website of Australian motorcycle photographer Phil Aynsley. The picture was taken in a small village near Bassano del Grappa in northern Italy, and the bike appears to be a… Read more »

  • Laverda SFC Replica

    Laverda SFC Replica

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    One of the great tragedies of modern motorcycling is the demise of Laverda. The rights to the name are owned by Piaggio, which acquired the dormant brand when it took over the Aprilia Group in 2004. Piaggio is not short of a bob or two,… Read more »

  • Laverda 750 SFC

    Laverda 750 SFC

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesRacing Motorcycles ,

    Laverda is no longer a force in motorcycling, but that distinctive trademark orange still exerts an irresistible pull. This bike you’re looking at is the iconic SFC, or super freni competizione. In 1971, it became Laverda’s flagship racer and dominated international endurance events. Developed from… Read more »

  • Norton Ala’Verda 850

    Norton Ala’Verda 850

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This delicately beautiful cafe racer uses a Laverda trellis frame and a late-production, modified Commando 850 engine. It was built by French violin-maker Daniel Delfour, one of a group of enthusiasts that runs a classic racing festival. The festival is at Circuit Paul Armagnac in… Read more »

  • Laverda 1200

    Laverda 1200

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesPhotographersProduction Motorcycles ,,

    Tony Starr, a photographer from Melbourne, spotted this motorcycle in the street and squeezed off a quick shot. I’d say it’s a Laverda 1200 from 1978 or thereabouts, a big inline triple weighing almost 250kg. Tony has a real eye for color and the signature… Read more »