Always nice to see something from Italy a little different and this Laverda twin is something different. This bike has a strong following for those who have been exposed but for many others it remains an unknown. The bike has a very strong engine which is a parallel twin and was put together with high quality components. For a little bit of background reading try here. They were always highly regarded in the handling department.
The seller shares a bit of background:
Laverda 750s 1999 This is a very unique bike, it can be considered the alternative to the Ducati 748. Bike is a head turner not mention the sound. It has a very deep lope as it is a parallel twin and fires 180 from each other. The power comes best on the top end rather then a low end. If I have to say my favorite part of the bike besides its performance is the sound, the D&D pipes literally make the ground shake, and when the throttle is cracked your heart jumps.
The bike feels very planted in the corners, front brakes feel awesome and the best ive feel ive felt compared to all the newer Japanese bikes. The power is comes in midrange and pulls hard to redline. This if defiantly a bike to take to the twisys. It has a lot of character, very raw and a sense of pride when riding the bike. Has a new pilot power 2CT and a new rear sprocket, tire has maybe 500 miles and is broken in. its been laid down on the left and the only physical damage you can see is a little scrape on the pipe, and clutch perch. The Plastics are from the rare formula S, which I understand only 500 were imported. The plastic has a little damage on the right side but has been touched up and wont notice if you look close. Over all the bike is clean, and has some very nice Factory parts such as Little bit of carbon fiber, and remote reservoir rear shock, brembo hydraulic clutch, rear sets. This is your chance to own a very rare bike. You wont see this everyday.
has about 10,000 miles
Rare Italian made beauty;1999 Laverda 750S with 750SF Formula body work
750cc Parallel twin , DOHC, 408 lbs dry weight, Upgraded Eprom chip, D & D pipes
Factory installed high quality items;
*Marchesini hollow rims
*Steel braided brake lines
*Brembo 4 piston calipers with opposed pistons
*Paioli inverted front forks
*Weber Marelli fuel injection with twin throttle bodies.
*Weber-Marelli digital electronic ignition.
*Fuel tank mounted underneath the seat to lower weight
*Battery mounted underneath fuel tank to lower weight
The listing on Craigslist is here
This has been a long favourite bike for me and over the years have bid on a few. The asking price is fair I think at $4200 as the bike is not fully original with the change in bodywork. If it is in good condition save for the scratches mentioned, then this could be a nice buy for a lucky person.