WHAT’S AN SFC?
The original SFC twin was launched in 1971 and the model was sold up until 1977.
On its debut it won its class at the gruelling Montjuic Park 24-hour race in Spain. It featured in the 1999 Guggenheim Art of the Motorcycle exhibition, where it was described as “one of the fastest machines on the road in the early 1970s”. Demand always exceeded supply and just 549 examples were produced over six years. The last model sold was called the SFC/3 and had magnesium wheels and disc brakes.
A smaller version of the parallel twin, called the Alpino, was later developed. This design was revisited in the late 1980s to create the 668 series of the early 1990s. Bore and stroke was 78.5 x 69mm and the 180° twin was oil/aircooled with four-valves-percylinder, DOHC and Weber-marelli electronic fuel injection.
The SFC/4 is intended to represent what the SFC would have developed into, had remained in production.