The Laverda Twins & Triples Bible (Paperback)

650 & 750cc Twins - 1000 & 1200cc Triples

By Ian Falloon

Veloce Publishing, 9781787110489, 160pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/15/2007)

List Price: 60.00*
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Description

Reprinted after a long absence! The Laverda Twins and Triples Bible provides a detailed history of this innovative and daring Italian manufacturer and the bikes they built.

Laverda has acquired a following of almost fanatical proportions. The large capacity twins and triples were some of the most charismatic and exciting motorcycles produced in a golden era. With a successful endurance racing programme publicising them, Laverda’s twins soon earned a reputation for durability that wasn’t usually associated with Italian machinery.

Originally built for the British market, the 1000cc Jota was the fastest Superbike available in its day. While the twins faded before the end of the 1970s, the triples continued for almost another decade before dying with a whimper. By this time the company was in serious difficulty and went into receivership. Despite a resurrection in the 1990s, it is the classic twins and triples of the late 1960s through until the mid-1980s that Laverda is now famous for.

Written by one of the world’s foremost motorcycle historians, Ian Falloon, who has his own small collection of classic sporting bikes – including a Laverda 750 SFC.
 


About the Author

Ian Falloon is one of the world’s foremost motorcycle historians. In his career as an author, he has penned more than forty-five books on motorcycles. His titles include The Ducati Story (6 editions), Ducati 750 BibleThe Art of DucatiDucati 900 BibleThe Moto Guzzi StoryThe Complete Book of Moto GuzziBMW StoryThe Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles, and Triumph Bonneville 60 Years. He has a small collection of classic sporting motorcycles, including a 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport, which he has owned since 1976. Ian has contributed to many motorcycle magazines around the world, including Motorcycle Classics, Classic Bike, Motorcycle Sport & Leisure, Cycle World, and Motorcyclist. As an acknowledged expert, he has also authenticated motorcycles for collectors in the United States, England, Germany, Japan, Australia, and Argentina. Ian was born in New Zealand, but currently lives in Australia.