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.

New-old-stock exhaust
Rearsets were unique to the Formula 500. Owner John England found an original, new-old-stock exhaust and seat pan.
Photo by Gary Phelps