The Laverda 75, gorgeous at 65

The Laverda 75 was the first motorcycle made by Moto Laverda, a company based in Breganze, Veneto, which specialized in agricultural machinery.

The idea to diversify production came to Francesco Laverda – technical manager of the family company founded in 1873 – towards the end of the 1940s.

Thus the Laverda 75 was created in his garage between 1947 and 1949; it was presented to the public in 1950, and launched commercially in 1951.

It featured a steel frame; four-stroke, 7.5 HP engine; chain drive; inner workings protected by a cast aluminum alloy shell; three-speed gear; and reached a top speed of 70 kph. These essential qualities allowed Moto Laverda’s firstborn to stand out in various sports competitions, including Motogiro d’Italia and the Italian Regularity Championship.

Have a look at this gorgeous 65-year-old!

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April 16, 2014