Small Package Big Punch: Laverda Formula 500

Laverda had lots of firsts, including the first double overhead cam 4-valve twin with a 6-speed. That engine spawned a high-performance production racer, the Laverda Formula 500.

Twin Brembo Front Brake
Twin 10.2-inch Brembo front disc brakes were straight from the street-based Zeta/Alpino.
Photo by Gary Phelps