Three Across: 1978 Laverda 1200

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This 1978 Laverda 1200 (chassis 0720614415) is described by the seller as very original, and overall condition does look very nice. Over the past six years the seller claims to completed some worthwhile jobs, including brake and hydraulic work, wheel, tank, and side cover refinishing, carb work, a recent valve adjustment and more. These Italian triples sound like nothing else, and this one’s blue and orange color scheme really stands out. Find it here on eBay in Portland, Oregon with reserve not met. Bright blue paint is accented with orange striping on the tank and tail fairing, and provides an interesting alternative to the reds and greens more commonly seen on these bikes. The seller says that the fuel tank, air box covers, and wheels were refinished under their tenure, while the fenders, silencers, and bars all retain brightly polished surfaces. Marzocchi forks and shocks are found at either end, while all lights and lenses look bright and clear. The basic cockpit has large, easy-to-read gauges with clear lenses, accented by polished bars. There’s 23,800 miles showing on the odometer, and the seller believes it’s accurate. The twin cam triple was employed in a few different models, and pushed about 73 HP through a 5-speed transmission. This one recently received a valve adjustment and carb cleaning, while the clutch, drive sprockets, and chain have also been replaced. The engine shows very well with no signs of leaks or oxidization on its various machined and polished finishes. As an exotic, interesting, pretty and fairly scarce motorcycle, it’s hard to see where you could go wrong with this one if it’s as good as claimed.

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