In the late 1960s Laverda, up until then still little known outside its home country, astonished the motorcycling world by introducing a 650cc parallel twin. It was a controversial design, appearing to have been closely based on the Honda CB72 and CB77 twins. After fewer than 100 had been made, the engine was taken out to 750cc. That first 750GT touring model spawned the 750SF sports roadster in 1971. 'SF' stood for Super Freni (super brakes) and marked a switch from Grimeca stoppers to Laverda's own superior drum brakes. Introduced at the same time was the 750SFC, a thinly disguised racer that soon came to dominate the endurance races of the day. Built in limited numbers (only 529 were produced) the 750SFC production racer is today one of the more collectible of Laverda's early twins and thus highly sought after.
Prices have risen steeply in recent years and for many would-be owners a replica, such as that offered here, is the only affordable option. Based on an 750SF, the machine has been constructed using the images and specifications in the book on the marque by Schalkwijk. It features an engine cleaned, checked over and rebuilt to standard specification complete with new camshafts, new timing chain and a high-capacity oil pump. Other noteworthy features include an altered frame, a late SFC-type cockpit fairing, and a replica Grimeca front brake. Completed in 2012, the machine is described as 'like new' and offered with Netherlands registration papers.