Laverda has been winning a lot of Endurance races in the late 60s with the SFC model which was also basically a take over from the 750GT model.
Such was the craze of the 750, they could hardly keep up with customer demand at first, but by 1972 the competition was a lot hotter and it came with four cylinders. So for 1973 Laverda's 750 twin got the boost it needed, in the shape of the SF1
The SFs achieved their final form in the shape of the SF3 which arrived in 1976. The most obvious change was to the wheels which lost their wire spokes in favour of cast aluminium ones, although they remained suited to tubed tyres only. A lockable, hinged dual seat with a duck-tail box behind finished the revisions.
Specifications of the SF1
Engine & Displacement: Air Cooled, OHC, Twin, 2 valves per cylinder, 4 Stroke744.00 ccm
Power: 61.00 @ 6500 RPM Compression: 8.9:1
Bore x stroke: 80.0 x 74.0 mm (3.1 x 2.9 inches)
Gearbox & Transmission type final drive: 5-speed, Chain
Front & Rear tyre dimensions: 3.50-18 & 4.00-18
Front & Rear brakes: Expanding brake
Top speed: 195.0 km/h (121.2 mph)