Richard's 1970 Moto Guzzi V7 Special just finished, perfectly preserved and ready to hit the road in UK.
Designed by Giulio Carcano, the V7 was first introduced in 1965 and its engine had a displacement of 703 cc. Due to its military origins the Guzzi v-twin was simple and easy to maintain. Introduced with a 703 cc displacement engine, this particular one is already fitted with the upgraded 757 cc engine.
Stéphane's 1971 Laverda 750 SF (Virage8) is a restoration project for 2017. Not all the details have been discussed with Stéphane yet, but it will be a full restoration with some meaningful improvements like clutch leverage, LH gear shift, reworked heads with among others our copper alloy valve guides (for unleaded fuel), etc.
Latest "barn found", a very nice Gilera Saturno 500 single. Although we have not clearly identified the year and the model, it should be a post 1952 model as it is already fitted with rear dual shocks. The early Gilera Saturno has been produced from 1946 to 1958 with various upgrades and mainly in 4 versions : "Turismo", "Sport", "Competizione" and "Corsa". A dual sport version also appeared in 1953 as well as some models fitted with a 600 cc engine intended to be used with a sidecar. The production of the Saturno stopped in 1958. In 1987 Gilera reused the name with the Saturno 500 bialbero, a sport fitted with a liquid cooled 4 valves 500 cc single engine. The production of this early version of the Saturno ceased in 1991.
Since beginning of 2016, Moto Officina is an official reseller for E-N Products. E-N Products is specialized in the reproduction of high quality classic and vintage motorcycle components. They have the particularity to retain features of original parts but subtly incorporate modern materials, high specification engineering design and improved quality.
This short video shows twice the same model, 1978 Moto Guzzi V50 II, but two different projects. The first owner of Stéphane's blue V50 was his own father and we restored it as his dad left it to him years ago. Karim's V50 instead has been fully modified in a pure Café Racer style.
Further information and pictures about these 2 motorcycles can be found on our projects page. Here is the link www.moto-officina.com/index.php/moto-projects
Marco's 1975 Laverda 1000 3C nearly ready to hit the road.
The first Laverda 1,000cc prototype was first shown in 1969 but the final design was revealed at the Milano Motorshow in 1971. in the period 1972 – 1973 the first 200 bikes were built in the old Laverda factory. End of 1973 the new facility was finished and the production of an improved version of the triple could start. The main visible differences with the first series were the replacement of the front drum brakes with modern and more effective Brembo disk brakes.
There are certainly sexier and faster Italian or Japanese motorcycles from that period. But there isn’t a player on the classic bikes scene with the 850T’s handling, tractable engine power and versatility. From long distance tourer to all-out sport bike, the 850T could do it all. A supremely comfortable and enjoyable bike and a perfect choice for cool long rides. The 850T weighs 255 kg (562 lbs wet) and is powered by an 844 cc V2 four-stroke 5 speed engine delivering 55 HP at 6100 RPM in unmodified form. It originally could reach 180 km/h (112mph).
Slightly modified 1972 Honda CB 750 K2. The nice classic line has been enhanced with some minor modifications (seat, handlebars, mudguard...). The ability to combine performance, comfort, reliability at a very affordable price made of the famous Honda "Four" one of the most successful bikes of the 70s.
The International Motor Show will take place in Luxembourg on 20-21-22 November 2015. On top of the Custom machines, Café Racer or new models like the Ducati Monster 1200 R, this year, the traditional motorcycles part of the exhibition will also show some unconventional machines such as the Laverda V6, the Moto Guzzi V8 and 500cc longitudinal 4-cylinder race machines.
This year the Moto Officina stand will be mainly dedicated to the Laverda brand with 9 exceptional race and road motorcycles as well as special performance parts.
Article on Renato's Laverda 750 SF in the French magazine MOTO JOURNAL. His 1972 Laverda 750 SF has been restored 5 years ago and is regularly used for short journeys. The Laverda 750 SF twin is known as an extremely reliable well-built bike equipped with the finest components of this time.
Static balancing and centering process of a Laverda 750 crankshaft. Precise balancing and centering is a key element for a proper functioning Laverda twin. Our crankshaft are mounted with a mechanical tolerance of 2 hundreds of mm where Laverda official tolerances are of 1 tenth of mm!
Moto Officina Laverda 750 SFC Elettronica carter replica under construction. As it is nearly impossible to find original SFC Elettronica primary chaincase carters or even copies of an acceptable quality we rebuild them. Our carter fits all the 750 SF engines for an elettronica conversion or can also replace the cover of an original '75 to '77 SFC.
The original Laverda parts were casted but to ensure higher quality and reduce production costs we manufacture them from billet. The finished product will have the same aspect as the original part but it can also be polished or coated in various colors.