Laverda 750 SF1


Make Model

Laverda 750 SF1




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


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


2x 36mm Dell'Orto PHF  carburetors


Bosch electronic
Starting Electric

Max Power

65 hp / 47.4 kW  @ 7300 rpm
Clutch wet plate


5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

Ceriani telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Swinging fork, Ceriani adjustable shocks

Front Brakes

2X 230mm drum

Rear Brakes

200mm drum

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

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

Founded in 1873, Laverda started out making farm machinery, only turning to motorcycle manufacture in the immediate aftermath of WW2. Lightweights, scooters and mopeds continued to form the mainstay of Laverda production up to the late 1960s when the small Italian concern, hitherto little known outside its home country, astonished the motorcycling world by introducing a 650cc parallel twin. After fewer than 100 had been made, the engine was taken out to 750cc and a team of 650 and 750 Laverdas duly walked away with the 1968 Moto Giro d'Italia.
The first 750 GT (touring) and 750 S (sports) models spawned the 750 SF late in 1970. 'SF' stood for Super Freni (super brakes) and marked a switch from Grimeca stoppers to Laverda's own superior drum brakes. With the arrival of the SF1 version in 1972, the model benefited from an extensively revised engine; larger carburettors; Conti silencers (replacing Lafranconi); and Lucas switch gear, while the Nippon Denso instruments had been introduced the previous year.