1974 LAVERDA SFC
 
Incorporating many developments of the 1973 factory bikes, the 1974 750 SFC was one of the outstanding sporting machines of the era.
— Ian Falloon, Falloon Report
 
 

1974 LAVERDA SFC


THIS BIKE'S STORY


—By Ian Falloon (Falloon Report Oct 2014)

Although it was always a limited edition, even after 1973 when the factory stopped racing the 750 twin, the SFC continued, incorporating many of the developments learnt from three successful years of racing.

The 750 SFC was thus a true racing machine, built to the highest standards, that could be ridden on the street and a limited edition replica of a factory racer.

Racing experience during 1973 saw the development of a new frame and this made its way to the 750 SFC in 1974, further distancing this model from the production 750 SF2


Representative of the second US specification batch (with numbers between 17110-17166) We introduce you to #17148.


One of the most significant updates for 1974 was the pair of Dell’Orto PHB 36 carburetors, without accelerator pumps. A racing two-into-one megaphone (as on this example) accentuated the lean race replica profile, and the claimed power for the 1974 750 SFC was 75 horsepower at 7,500 rpm.

A two-into-one compassion exhaust system was an option on the 750 SFC. This exhaust system only fits the SFC frame.


 
With a left side graershit mandatory on all motorcycles built after september 1974 this was the final series 750 SFC readily available in the US
— Ian Falloon
 

1974 LAVERDA SFC DETAILS

  • Frame #17148
  • Engine #17148
  • Dell’Orto PHB 36mm carburetors
  • Boron wheel rims
  • Ceriani suspension
  • Magnesium rear hub and sprocket carrier
  • High quality aluminum replica gas tank
  • Nippon Denso instruments
  • Smaller European taillight
  • Verlicchi twin cable throttle
  • Completely serviced

 
 

The US-17000-series 750 SFC included 3C Nippon Denso instruments and switches, and adjustable Tommaselli handlebars.

 
 
 
 

Twin bleed Brembo 08 series rear disc brake and magnesium rear hub and sprocket carrier.

 
 
 

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