WHY RIDE A LAVERDA ?
It is a tricky issue indeed and I will try and give you the answer !
It is true that the limited production of such motorcycles has been unfortunately stopped for a couple of years now and that finding new spares is a daring endeavour pretty much like the "quest for the Holy Grail "!
There are actually very few of those bikes to be seen running on our roads today.
That's precisely the reason why I love them: they are different !
I mean not of the mass-produced kind ( you know the standardized stuff landing at harbours by containers), I am rather susceptible to the original touch , "è basta" !
Besides, since stop of production and due lack of customer support, second-hand market has become a bonanza where sourcing 650cc or 750 cc used LAVERDA motorcycles in very good condition for quite affordable prices comes true every once in a while.
You should truly buy one now if you can before it happens to be a collector's item !
Those LAVERDA motorcycles made in Zane (the 650 cc series and early 750 cc models) are suspected of bearing inherent defects (see the heading related to Zane-made LAVERDA on LAVERDAMANIA website).
They are reputed to be poorly reliable, in short you can find yourself stuck on the side of the road at any moment, therefore don't forget to take out an insurance with extended assistance....
It is true that they show various electric symptoms and it is worth buying a good battery and a charger to maintain its capacity to prevent the occurence of unexpected troubles.
Indeed, they can't compare with japanese sport bikes of similar engine capacity in terms of max. power output but they outclass them in other respects like equipment (PAIOLI front fork and rear shock absorber, MARCHESINI light alloy rims, BREMBO brakes, TERMIGNONI carbon silencers), like design and manufacturing standard (quality of casting and welding, tubular frame of extruded profiled light alloy, stainless steel allen screws etc....)
Add to that
the exclusive italian style, the spell of the most
dynamic parallel twin, the good vibes and gutsy sounds radiated
by the exhausts, a torque available from 4.000 revs and really
amazing from 6.000 revs up, plus a "top of the art" frame
and bodywork with outstanding roadholding and braking capabilities
LAVERDA 750 GHOST STRIKE
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