1970 Laverda 750 S

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Motorcycle Make



750 S







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San Francisco


very original

1970 Laverda 750S -  

Stock# D56 

VIN# LAV7503598/LAV7503598

Beautiful restoration of unique and desirable 750S model Laverda.  

The 1970 model featured important upgrades to both the brakes and the carbs. 

Excellent cosmetics and mechanicals.  

Rare and interesting bike, very enjoyable to ride.

Purchased from a collection in Italy and recently imported to California. 

California title and reg already in hand. 

Completely restored mechanicals and cosmetics, largely original and period correct.

Smiths instruments are original and functional. 

Bosch headlamp with pin type key and warning lamps. 

All switches are by Bosch and in fine working order.

Small Bosch switch on the left grip for High Beam and Horn, electric starter button mounted on the right side brake lever bracket.

Includes very unique, unfindeable solo seat. 

Laverda only produced about 600 of this special model, so very rare. 

Odo shows 41,000 km ( 25K miles ) believed to be accurate. 

Starts, runs, rides and handles very well.  No mechanical or electrical issues.

Is reasonably fast and extremely agile thanks to its original Italian race bike suspension and lightweight design. 

Super fun to ride, incredible tone and sound from the twin silencers.

Laverdas are some of the most reliable classic bikes you can buy, especially for classic Italian bikes. .. reasonably fast and extremely fun. Handling to match that contributes to its unique character... very decent brakes.

A remarkable example of a unique Italian sports bike in excellent condition … a great addition to any serious collection and a real experience to ride.


The 1970 Laverda 750 S sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 744cc, parallel twin cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission and can produce 60 horsepower at 6900 rpm. It was inspired from period cafe racers, and had a minimalist overall design, with a single seat and narrow fenders. In addition, it comes standard with a Ceriani telescopic fork, a swinging arm rear suspension with dual adjustable shocks, and a braking system formed by a single 230 mm Laverda drum in the front and a single 200 mm drum in the rear.

The engine is fitted with 2x30 mm DellOrto VHB30 carburetors and a front mounted exhaust crossover for improved torque.  Curb weight is listed at  463 lbs.

The 750S model is very similar to the later SFC which was optimized for racing and did very well on the production circuit in Europe at the time.

Laverdas were regarded as very special machines in their day and have become a favorite of collectors.  Priced at the top of the market when new, the bikes carried the finest components available at the time, from British Smiths instruments, Pankl con-rods, Ceriani suspension, Mondial pistons, to Bosch electrical parts and (revolutionary at the time!) a Japanese Nippon-Denso starter, thus eliminating the one problem plaguing nearly all contemporary British and Italian motorcycles at the time: their electrical unreliability. 

The parallel twin cylinder engine, based on Honda engineering, featured no less than five main bearings (four crankcase bearings and a needle-roller outrigger bearing in the primary chaincase cover), a duplex cam chain, and a starter motor easily twice as powerful as needed.  Properly maintained the Laverda 750 is considered to be a very solid and dependable bike.  The tubular frame from which the motor is suspended is very robust and contributes to very steady, stable handling and minimal vibration for a parallel twin. 


$3000 bid placed by Spokenut


4 Recent Comments

  • The bike has been restored to a very excellent condition that is also very close to original. We do not claim that it is 100% original, but it is not modified, cosmetically or internally. We do not have records of the restoration, so what you see is what you get. The notation of the Pankl rods comes from historical copy regarding the brand off the internet. No way to verify if this particular bike actually has such rods. It looks great, runs fine and is a rare and collectable bike. Our research indicates that only 600 of these were made - so that would be a pretty rare seat IMO. Thanks for your interest.
  • Can you please detail what's been modified? Carburetors? Brakes? Also you mention Pankl connecting rods - do you have any evidence that this motor has such rods? I don't believe a big Laverda twin ever had Pankl rods from the factory...I'd like to know the source of that data. The seat looks pretty much like it is a stock '70 750 S single seat; thus not unique, I am afraid. Lovely bike.
  • HI .. Sorry don't have a video - but the bike starts, idles and runs great. If you are actually serious - I can arrange a time to stop by our shop and see it run in person. Bike is in San Francisco .. ring me on 415 601-2118
  • New message..... can you please post a vid clip of this white 750 starting & running? Thank you.