Laverda 750SF3

 

 

 

Make Model

Laverda 750SF3

Year

1976

Engine

Four stroke, parallel twin cylinders, SOHC, 2 valve per cylinder

Capacity

744 cc / 45.4 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 80 x 74 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 8.9:1

Induction

2x 36mm Dell'Orto PHF  carburetors

Ignition 

Bosch electronic
Starting Electric

Max Power

65 hp / 47.4 kW  @ 7300 rpm
Clutch wet plate

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

Ceriani telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Swinging fork, Ceriani adjustable shocks

Front Brakes

2x 280mm discs

Rear Brakes

Single 280mm disc

Front Tyre

3.50-18

Rear Tyre

4.0-18
Rake 28.0°
Trail 82 mm / 3.2 in
Wheelbase 1452 mm / 57.2 in
Seat Height 790 mm / 31.1 in

Dry Weight

215 kg / 474 lbs

Fuel Capacity

19 Litres / 5.0 US gal

This, the final incarnation of the SF theme, saw Laverda attempt to keep the (by now) ageing parallel twin viable in a rapidly changing market-place. The biggest changes concerned the fitment of cast-alloy wheels. Of five-spoke design, these, like the drum brakes of the earlier SF series machines, were manufactured by the Laverda-owned FLAM foundry. At the same time, the rear brake became a disc, again, like the front, a cast-iron 280mm assembly, with Brembo-sourced twin piston caliper. In line with the latest triples . A tail was added to the dual saddle, which was now side-opening. By now, both the instruments and the switchgear were of Nippon-Denso manufacture.