I know we've had a few of these on RSFS lately but I sure don't get tired of looking at them. Maybe I'm stuck in the 90's but these Laverdas just look like a sport bike should. Maybe it's just that cool paint scheme. I wont go into much of the tech specs since several have been posted lately but what you have is a parallel twin with quite a few top shelf components. I'm not a big enough Laverda buff to know what led them down the path of demise but Piaggio (think Aprilia) bought the brand in 2004. They then proceeded to stop all production and development associated with Laverda. That is a shame because can you really have too many motorcycles coming out of Italy? This particular Formula has a little history to it, read on:
The Last LAVERDA! ALLOY FRAME, MAG WHEELS, Weber , Brembo, 92 hp 400 lbs. All the best of the day. 1999 FORMULA 750 S The LAST and BEST LAVERDA. Got this one from the NICOLAS CAGE COLLECTION,,, he had 2 and decided to sell one so I got it. ONLY around 2500 miles. VERY CLEAN . LOOKS ALMOST NEW. Not many of these around, most are in collections. Manual, tool kit.
I could stare at the front of that thing all day! I have to admit I'm having a hard time putting a value on this bike. On one hand $8500 (the starting bid price) for an Italian sport bike with top shelf components doesn't seem out of reason. On the other hand, I checked the blue book value and it is barely half that price. Can a Laverda buff help me out? Is this a decent deal or someone inflating the value because someone famous owned the bike? Check out the bidding on.