SELLER SAYS: 1975 Laverda SF2/C Replica with 683km since motor freshen up. This bike has been on show at the Peterborough Museum in South Australia for the past 15 years and then brought out to Western Australia. Since arriving in WA it has had the following replaced: New Pirelli Sport Demon tyres, new battery, new Tommaselli adjustable clip-ons, new fuel cap, new fork seals, new fuel hoses, new custom-made Eagle screen & smoked screen as a spare, new horn, etc. Matching engine and frame numbers: Engine # 750*17656* Frame # LAV750SF217656. Contact John on 0418 915 045 (Bayswater, Perth WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS:  You’ve got to love Italian bikes from the 1970s. While Japan was revolutionising the motorcycle industry with mass-production technology and processes that delivered smoothness and reliability at cut-throat prices, the Italians responded with bikes like the Ducati 750 Super Sport, the MV Agusta 750S and the Laverda SFC — virtually hand-built bikes that cared about nothing except style, handling and performance. They were expensive, finnicky, uncomfortable, completely impractical — and utterly beautiful. The SFC, and the other Latin lovelies of its era, used outdated engines and low-tech frames but blessed them with near perfect geometry and engineering to extract every last breath of power. This bike of John’s started life as an SF2, which was the slightly sensible Laverda 750 twin of the time. The SFC (the ‘C’ standing for Competition) was basically a track version of the same bike and not really suited to the road. But, motorcyclists being like we are, everyone really wanted the bright orange SFC! There’s a great article online about the SFC, and you can read it here. We have found an SFC for sale in Australia, by the way. It has an asking price of $120k. And there’s one with an undisclosed asking price selling out of the USA — take a look here.

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