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Old 12-05-2002, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Laverda SFC 1000

Mmm, it seems like a nice bike...



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Old 12-05-2002, 06:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Laverda SFC 1000

Love the overblown language of a PR flack for whom English is clearly not a native language. That's a whole lotta adjectives! As to the bike, well, it's kinda weird looking. That taillight looks like my cat's ass after he's done licking it clean. Not sure I'd like to look at that very much...
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Old 12-05-2002, 06:32 PM   #3
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Your remark about your cat gave me the best laugh I've had in weeks.
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Old 12-05-2002, 07:06 PM   #4
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It's like the Honda NAS, only ugly!



That press release was really too much. Did it sound that absurd in Italian, I wonder? I actually searched for the phrase "legendary Italian electrics" just to make sure it wasn't some kind of spoof.
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Old 12-05-2002, 07:14 PM   #5
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Default Phew!

Well at least it doesnt come with a 60 degree Rotax V-Twin.............D'oh!



I must point out that I posted a comment about the Fischer saying at least they weren't calling it the new Laverda and then this article comes out.



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Old 12-05-2002, 07:39 PM   #6
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Okay, so the press hype make the thing sound good, but what will it really do? Is it a Larverda? I know that Laverda used twins, but a V-Twin... And here I thought that the last bike Laverda was working on was a triple... I had myself near talked into a Formula back when, then Aprilia bought them and they were not sure if I could even get parts for one. Am I rambling? I guess so. I just want the Marque back, and if it takes making a Aprilia clone to do so, well, I guess that is what it takes. Now, will we see the return of the 750? Yeah, the 750 is a niche market, But with the new Super Bike rules, who really cares? The Twin just might be out anyway. Here in America, that is what seems to sell bikes anyway. Look at all the RC51's that are out there.



Whew.



Okay, it's a cool looking bike. Let's see if it comes to America with a vengence in numbers that are affordable.
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Old 12-05-2002, 07:40 PM   #7
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I'm pretty disappointed too. I was hoping for a 1 liter parallel twin. That would be pretty cool. I think even the flowery copy writers for Laverda recognized that the Rotax mill was a letdown. They buried that detail more than half the way into the press release.
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Old 12-05-2002, 08:46 PM   #8
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Default Not current Rotax engine?

This does not look to me like the current RSV Mille engine - for example that engine has two spark plugs per cylinder, whereas this one has only one spark plug per cylinder. I think this is the new Rotax V60 engine that has been designed to replace the current engine. It is supposed to be lighter and smaller. Can anyone confirm? MO?
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Old 12-05-2002, 10:33 PM   #9
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ditto !!!
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Old 12-05-2002, 10:44 PM   #10
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Well, I'd llike to get one but I'm sure they'll be 20K+, if and when the hit this side of the Atlantic.

I reallly, really liked the 750 they made but never had the guts, or the money to get one. Now I've got second mortgage money!

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maybe the new Vincent should change their power plant supplier to Rotax. Just a thought.

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