The Laverda Twins & Triples Bible

650 & 750cc Twins - 1000 & 1200cc Triples

The Laverda Twins & Triples Bible
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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781787110489
Series: Bible
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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.
 

The author

Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand in 1952 and studied engineering and music at Victoria University, Wellington. After a career as a symphony orchestra oboist was brought to an end by a motorcycle accident, he began writing articles about motorcycles for magazines. His first book, The Ducati Story, has run to several editions and has been published in three languages. The success of The Ducati Story led to a series of Ducati books and histories of Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, and Moto Guzzi motorcycles. He has now written many books about motorcycles, mostly historical but also restoration guides. With an interest and passion spanning decades he now concentrates on collecting and restoring older Italian motorcycles, particularly Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda, and Moto Guzzi. Ian Falloon lives in Australia, and is ably supported in his projects by his wife, Miriam, and sons, Ben and Tim.
 

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781787110489
Illustrations: 150 images
Size: 8.1 in x 9.8 in / 205.74 mm x 248.92 mm
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