The 1960 Laverda Miniscooter: a noble attempt

Miniscooter Laverda 50

While scooters were at their trendiest in Italy between the 1950s and 1960s, Moto Laverda – founded by Francesco Laverda in 1949 in Breganze (Vicenza) – came up with a motorbike that could challenge the stars of the time: Vespa and Lambretta.

Born in 1960, the four-stroke Laverda Miniscooter 50 unfortunately could not compete with such iconic two-wheelers: after approximately 1,000 were made, production stopped. It was a noble attempt, but not a victory.

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December 23, 2016