125CR 1978
125GS Lesmo 1983
125GSR 1989
125LB Custom Ride 1985
125LB Sabbia 1987
125LB Sport 1984
125LB Uno 1985
125LZ 1977-78
125LZ 1979-
125LZ 1982
   
125LZ Custom 1982
125LZ Elegant 1981
125LZ Sport 1980
125LZ Sport 1982
125 Navarro 1990
250 2TR7 1977
250 Chatt 1974
350 Alpina 1978
350GS Lesmo 1985
500 Alpino 1977
500 Alpino S 1978
500 Formula 1978
500 Montjuic MK I 1978
500 Montjuic MK II 1982
500 Roadster 1983
500 Sport 1983
500 Zeta 1978
600SFC 1988
650 Formula 1995
650 Ghost 1996
650 Ghost Legend  1995
650 Lynx 2000
650 Prototype 1967
650 Sport 1994
668 1997
668 Black Strike 1997
668 Diamanta 1997
668 Ghost Strike 1997
700 El Cid 1990
700 Hidalgo 1990
750 Café Racer 1999
750 Carenata 1998
750 Diamanta 1998
750 Ghost Strike  1998
750GT "America Eagle" 1968
750GTL 1975
750 Prototype 1969
750S 1970
750SFC 1971-72
750SFC 1974-76
750SF 1971
750SF1 1972
750SF1 1973
750SF2 1974-75
750SF3 1976-77
750 Strike 1997
750 Sport 1997
750 Sport (Half faired) 1998
750 Sport Formula  1997
750 Super Sport 1998
1000 3C 1973
1000 3C 1975
1000 3C 1977
1000SFC  1985
1000SFC Prototype 2003
1000SEC 2004
1200TS Mirage  1981
Jota 1000  1976
Jota 1000 1978
Jota 1000 1982
Jota 1000 Special 1983
Jota 1200 America 1978
CR 600 Cruiser 1988
OR 600  Atlas 1986-88
OR 600  Atlas 1989-90
RGA 1000 1984
RGS 1000 1983
RGS 1000 Corsa 1984
RGS 1000 Executive 1985
RGS 1000 Jota 1985
TTS 800 1999
V6 1000 1978

HISTORY

Throughout its history, Moto Laverda has stood out as an eclectic, innovative and daring company, closely following the passion of two-wheeled vehicle enthusiasts, quick to put itself up for debate and develop the most diverse of products - from the fast but reliable utility bikes of the 1950s to the powerful maxis which stirred up endurance racing in the 1960s and 1970s, to end with the powerful and innovative 125 of the 1980s.

Founded in 1947 by Francesco Laverda, Moto Laverda started out life at Breganze in the province of Vicenza producing motorcycles.

The first model, the Laverda 75, was officially presented in 1950.

The commitment to racing and the successes in various editions of the Giro d'Italia, Motogiro and Italian enduro championships, together with a long series of wins in national and international races with the Laverda 75 and, from 1955, the Laverda 100 enabled the small company to grow.

Until the mid-1960s, production consisted largely of small capacity motorcycles, mopeds and scooters. Then, in July 1958, the Laverdino 48, a 4-stroke moped, was presented; a year later, the 49 cc scooter was launched and in 1961 came the 200 cc Twin.

The turning point arrived at the end of the 1960s when Massimo Laverda, son of the founder, Francesco, decided to orient production towards high capacity bikes.

As early as 1968, introduction of the Laverda 650 cc was greeted enthusiastically by the public, but the greatest success came in the 1970s with the Laverda 750, exported throughout the world and paving the way for a highly successful series of sports bikes which turned the Breganze make into a legend.

In 1970, the Laverda 750 SF series was introduced and continued until 1976 when market demand swung even more decisively in the direction of high capacities.

With its orange colour giving it high style impact, between 1968 and 1976, the Laverda SFC racing version clocked up a packed series of wins in races reserved for standard bikes from the Motogiro d'Italia in 1968 to enduro and speed races throughout Europe.

From the mid-1970s, production of the 1000 and 1200 maxi bikes stepped up, although the design idea for a 1000 dates back to the end of the 1960s, along with the SF 750.

Production of the Laverda 1000 in the various versions from the 3 CL to the Jota continued until the end of the 1980s. The Laverda 1000 RGS (Real Gran Sport) introduced at the 1981 Milan Motor Show was particularly well appreciated.

From the 750 SF in all its various versions to the RGS, the distinctive Laverda orange found a place in the heart of enthusiasts who appreciated the character and performance typical of Italian supersports bikes.

Laverda products also included a range of smaller capacity 350 and 500 bikes and, following the dramatic development of the "young" market, 125 cc and motocross bikes.

Particular mention must be made of the high technical level achieved in the Breganze production units, merit of the courageous experiment of the Laverda 1000 6-cylinder 90° V twin which, however, proved extremely complex to develop.

In the 1990s, the company went through a major financial and market crisis caused by a policy of product diversification which did not obtain the expected results.

With its entry into the Aprilia - Moto Guzzi - Laverda group, the make aims to get back in step with the times, with a widespread presence on the markets and a range of products divided into a number of sectors.

MOTO LAVERDA TODAY

Despite a long period of difficulty and an absence of new proposals, the Laverda name lives on in the hearts of numerous motorcycle enthusiasts.

Future plans are largely aimed at producing medium and high capacity bikes able to bring a great tradition back to life, with the addition of the most advanced technology developed by the motorcycle industry in recent years.

Within the group, Laverda bikes stand out for their eclectic nature and the possibility of experimenting new technology and style solutions.

In the short term, Laverda has meanwhile returned to the market with an over-50 cc scooter, the Phoenix 150, aimed at a very large public.

Reconstruction of an extensive and efficient after-sales service has thus begun.

At the same time, as part of the programme to relaunch the make, the "Laverda Club Italia" has been founded, with the aim of becoming a reference point for the thousands of enthusiasts, collectors and operators who nurse great hopes for the Laverda bikes of tomorrow.