Laverda 750 SFC
Produced in three successive series from 1971 to 1977, at first sight the Laverda 750 SFC has the same brake system and frame as the “SF” model, with additions that stiffen the structure, while the motor is noticeably modified in its internal components—from the intake and exhaust valves to the pistons, cylinders, gear system and clutch. What gives it an edge is the crankshaft, weighing only 33 lbs., almost five pounds lighter than the previous version. This counterbalances what is likely its biggest defect, which is its lack of maneuverability: the weight and excessive height of its center of gravity do not make for a model adapted to racing on mixed or mountainous tracks. In the second series, the engineers tried to lower the seat a couple of inches, but the encumbrance remained the same. Its distinctive orange color gave rise to various legends, but in reality was chosen to facilitate its visibility.