Moto Officina will expose some machines at the 29th Biker Fest exhibition which will take place at Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) from 14th to 17th May 2015. www.bikerfest.it
Moto Officina wird auf der 29. Biker Fest in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italien) vom 14. bis 17. Mai 2015 sein. www.bikerfest.it
Moto Officina exposera au 29e Biker Fest qui se tiendra à Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italie) du 14 au 17 mai 2015. www.bikerfest.it
Moto Officina esporrà al 29 ° Biker Fest che si terrà a Lignano Sabbiadoro dal 14 al 17 Maggio 2015. www.bikerfest.it
Laverda Corse organizes in collaboration with the ASI (Automotoculb Storico Italiano) on May 8, 9 and 10 for all the Laverda 350/500 owners a cool track event during the ASI Motoshow which will take place at the Varani de Melegari track in Italy.
Up to 40 Laverda 350/500 cc and in particular the 500 Formula, 500 Endurance and 600 TT2 will participate to this event in memory of Massimo Laverda and his legendary orange machines.
All "Laverdisti" and motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome to the 14th ASI Motoshow. Free entry for all three days.
Wire wheels is a modification that is often requested. We produce our own front and rear hubs for Laverda twins and triples as well as complete wire wheels. Moto Officina complete wire wheels set for Laverda are composed of 7075 aluminum alloy billet SFC replica hubs, sprocket carrier with damper, disk holder, bearings, spacers, stainless steel spokes, nipples and 18’’ Borrani Record aluminum rims (width 2.15’’ front and 2.50’’ or 3.00’’ rear). Wider rims are possible but from other brands (Excel, Akront,...).
Visit @ Moto Officina by our friend Thomas. His very nice black Laverda RGS 1000 Corsa needs to be refreshed. The heads and cylinders is already finished but there are still some work to be done. The aim is to have it finished for his next tour in Breganze in July.
Custom 3 into 1 exhaust line made in very light and strong 1 mm stainless steel ready to be delivered. This one is for a 1980 Laverda Jota triple. The complete line with all the brackets, etc. weights only 3,8 kg, so less than half the weight of the Laverda original exhaust.
Moto Officina performance connecting rods for Laverda will be available soon. Until now they were used exclusively for the production of our Laverda race and street engines but in the next months these parts and others can also be ordered as single parts for standard or tuned Laverda twins and triples.
Manuele and Renato on tour with their 1989 Bimota YB6 1000 Exup and 1992 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 i.e.
The Bimota is equipped with a tuned Yamaha 1000 FZR Exup engine. Only 114 of this very exclusive machine were built by Bimota between 1989 and 1990.
The Guzzi is fitted with a 4 valves air cooled twin and has been produced by Moto Guzzi after the success of the Dr John team in the USA and in particular the victory at Daytona in 1988.
Renato's very first short ride with Moto Officina's Laverda 1200 Diecimila.
The name "Diecimila" means 10.000 in Italian and was chosen as our Laverda 3 cylinders are able to reach 10.000 rpm instead of original 7.500 rpm while remaining perfectly reliable.
Laverda 750 SFC replicas are one of Moto Officina's specialties. From the street or race custom machines fitted with, for example, our lighter and stiffer CrMo frame (Chromium-Molybdenum Alloy Steel frame) and/or our powerful 900 cc engine kit with chromed cylinder barrels to the perfect Laverda 750 SFC copy, Moto Officina's Laverda SFC replicas are unique custom built machines.
The story of hills race told by Giovanni Burlando: 75 years old and about 850 contests raced with some of the best racers in the world such as Agostini and Pasolini. And then his workshop and his motorbikes: Ducati 250, Benelli 250, Aletta 125 and Motobi 250, each of them fixed by himself alone. Riding on the Doria-Creto path he tells about prizes, contests and his overwhelming passion for motorbikes. Great rider and a very nice video realized by Ugo Roffi.
End of 1976, under the pressure of the US BMW importer who wanted to counter the Japanese brands increasing their market shares on the US off-road motorcycles market, Hans-Günter von der Marwitz, BMW technical director, decided to contact his friend Massimo Laverda asking him to realize an off-road complete rolling chassis for the BMW boxer twin engine.
Laverda had a good experience in off-road machines with their 125 and 250 models and the Italian factory was more reactive than the German manufacturer for such a project.
Picture gallery of the 2015 Autojumble exhibition in Luxembourg. The LOF (Letzebuerger Oldtimer Federatioun) kindly invited us to participate to this edition of this very popular and very nice event for all classic cars & motorcycles enthusiasts.
More pictures also on the LOF pictures/collections page
Autojumble exhibition preparation. The LOF (Letzebuerger Oldtimer Federatioun) kindly invited us to participate to the 2015 edition of the very popular Autojumble in Luxembourg. We will present 5 of our production : Ducati 750 Sport, Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, Laverda 750 SF and 750 SFC Replica as well as our Laverda 1200 Diecimila. http://www.lof.lu/AUTOJUMBLE.html
Simultaneous visit of 2 green Moto Guzzi V7 Sport. One from 1972 and the other form 1973 came both @ Moto Officina for a check up. The 1973 is fully original and has been restored by us 5 yeas ago. The 1972 is conserved and not completely original. It is also fitted with the optional Brembo front disk brakes kit.
Moto Officina will be present at the Autojumbel exhibition in Luxembourg. The Autojumble organized by the LOF (Letzebuerger Oldtimer Federatioun) is the traditional annual meeting for classic car owners and fine mechanics enthusiasts in Luxembourg. This year, the meeting takes place on the 7th and 8th March. http://www.lof.lu/AUTOJUMBLE.html
Moto Officina vous donne RDV à l'Autojumble à Luxembourg. L’Autojumble traditionnel organisé par la LOF (Letzebuerger Oldtimer Federatioun) est le lieu de rencontre annuel pour les propriétaires de véhicules classiques, les adeptes de la belle mécanique au Luxembourg. Cette année l'évènement aura lieu les samedi 7 et dimanche 8 mars. http://www.lof.lu/AUTOJUMBLE.html
Moto Officina wird am Autojumbel in Luxemburg ausstellen. Der traditionelle, von der LOF (Letzebuerger Oldtimer Federatioun) organisierte Autojumble, ist der jährliche Treffpunkt für Oldtimerbesitzer und –interessenten, sowie für all jene, die sich über die Oldtimer- und Autosammlerszene in Luxemburg informieren möchten. http://www.lof.lu/AUTOJUMBLE.html
March 15, 1970, start of the Daytona 200 miles race: bringing four CB 750 racing machines on the track, Honda makes its comeback in GP races, having been absent from the scene since 1967. The competitors were all there: factory bikes from Triumph, BSA, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, ... and of course, Harley Davidson.
Gene Romero (Triumph) was on pole position, followed by Mike Hailwood (BSA) and Gary Nixon (Triumph). The 36 year old race veteran Dick Mann was in fourth position with one of the factory Honda CB 750.
Over 80 racers on their rumbling bikes were on the start line. Dick Mann using all the power of his 4 cylinder Honda makes a perfect start and rides in 1st position. After a fantastic race where Mann had to fight against Mike Hailwood, Gary Nixon and Carl Rayborn (Harley) to keep the lead he finished first with a 10 seconds advantage.
2 of Moto Officina's latest Laverda 750 SFC Replica builds.
Starting from a Laverda 750 SF as donor bike it takes approximatively 6 month to build a custom SFC Replica. From the faithful replica to the custom made SFC, the donor bike will be completely disassembled, every single part will be checked and changed or modified accordingly. From the 1st series with drum brakes to the latest "Elettronica" models replicas, one of Moto Officina’s specialties is definitely the built of custom replicas of this rare (only 549 produced between 1971 and 1977) icon of the Italian motorcycle industry.
Meanwhile, Renato leaving the office for the weekend on the 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport ;-)
The V7 Sport was introduced in 1971, after Guzzi engineer Lino Tonti had produced a new frame to house the new 750 cc 90° transverse V-twin motor developed from the previous V7 Special. Approximately 3.500 of the today very rare V7 Sport were built in total. This one is from 1973 and wears the beautiful Guzzi lime green color.
The victory of Paul Smart, and second place for his teammate Bruno Spaggiari in April 23rd 1972 on the Imola race track represents a milestone in Ducati’s racing history. It was the starting point for the famous Ducati L-twin desmo sport motorcycles. The new Ducati 750 racer was based on the GT 750 roadster. A 750 Sport as well as the famous 750 SS road sport bike and production race version followed and evolved in 1976 to the 900SS which continued until the early 1980s.
We took the opportunity of a trip in Croatia to visit our friend Romeo, a motorcycle passionate and fast Laverda rider. After a good lunch and a visit of the nice city of Zadar, we took some pictures of his awesome full carbon 1981 Laverda Jota triple as well as his beautiful 1984 Nico Bakker Kawasaki.
Our friend Eric Hecker talking on his new blog about the International Motor Show in Luxembourg, Moto Officina and our latest Laverda "Diecimila" 1200 triple.
Link to Eric's blog : www.eric-hecker.com
Link to the video on the Motor Show : vimeo.com/115565517
Thanks, Eric ;-)
We had a very cool and successful weekend at the 2014 International Motor Show in Luxembourg. We will certainly participate again next year ;-)
Reoundabout video of the Moto Officina Laverda 1200 3 cylinders at the International Motor Show in Luxembourg
Preparation of our stand and first impression of the International Motor Show exhibition in Luxembourg that will open its doors on Friday, December 12th. We are very happy to be here to showcase some of our productions.
Préparation du stand et premières impressions de l'international Motor Show de Luxembourg qui va ouvrir ses portes ce vendredi 12. Nous sommes très heureux d'y participer et de montrer quelques-unes de nos machines.
International Motor Show : www.euro-racing-show.com
Moto Officina di Angelo Cleva : www.moto-officina.com
Moto Officina and our friends from Planet Bike will be present at the International Motor Show exhibition in Luxembourg on December 12th, 13th and 14th.
Moto Officina ensemble avec nos amis de Planet Bike seront présents à l'international Motor Show de Luxembourg les 12, 13 et 14 décembre.
More info : www.euro-racing-show.com
Planet Bike : www.planetbike.be
Moto Officina di Angelo Cleva : www.moto-officina.com
This weekend, Piero Laverda saw our latest Laverda triple production as a sneak preview before its official presentation at the International Motor Show in Luxembourg. His statement : BELLISSIMA! and he also made us the honor of his signature on the tank.
1980 Laverda 3 cylinders Diecimila project progress : first start of the 1200 cc engine.
10.000 rpm on a Laverda 180° triple? Absolutely!
The bike will be unveiled at the International Motor Show in Luxembourg on December 12th
If you plan to go to the Salon Moto Légende in Paris next week, take the time to visit the stand of our friends from Virage8 in the first pavilion. They will also showcase some cool machines, including Moto Officina's Laverda 750 SF and Moto Guzzi V50 Café Racer. Check out the pictures gallery of the event.
Further information on the Salon Moto Légénde :
We received an extremely rare original NCR Ducati single racing engine. Awesome! Desmo, dry clutch, titanium connecting rod (+ 2 spare in original packing), twin spark, lightened crankshaft, etc. It's a square engine with a displacement between 460-480 (cubic capacity calculations not done yet).
This year Moto Officina participated to the first Motors & Soul edition in the beautiful surroundings of the "Château de Villiers", south from Paris. Thanks to Stéphane ( ) for inviting us to this great event and special thanks to Bélize and Thierry as well as Manuele and Karim for their availability and their involvement.
Virage8 organise l’événement Motors and Soul les 6 et 7 septembre 2014 au Château de Villiers à une quarantaine de kilomètres au sud de Paris.
Voici un an nous organisions notre premier Run en Vallée de Chevreuse. Depuis lors, nos Runs, Rides et Balades ont accueilli un nombre croissant de participants.
Pour fêter ce premier anniversaire, nous avons décidé d’organiser une rencontre à la hauteur de l’événement. Les 6 et 7 septembre prochains, le Château de Villiers situé à une quarantaine de kilomètres au sud de Paris sera le lieu de rendez-vous des amateurs de motos et d’autos de caractère.
Our friend Stéphane, Virage8 (www.virage8.com) came to visit our shop in Spilimbergo. Besides the restoration of his faithful Guzzi V50 he also entrusted us a nice 1975 Guzzi 850T for a custom conversion. It was also the opportunity to discuss about our participation to the "Motors & Soul" event which will take place on September 6th and 7th in "Château de Villiers", about 40 km south from Paris.
Showcase of some of our productions and special parts. Moto Officina was born out of the passion for speed and competition over 25 years ago. Over time, the pursuit of race performance has naturally shifted towards restoration, efficiency and reliability improvements for classic motorcycles from the '70s, '80s and '90s, with a particular passion for brands like Laverda, Moto Guzzi, Ducati and BMW. From complete restorations through to the design and manufacturing of special parts, Moto Officina offers tailored solutions for the most demanding and passionate riders.
Moto Officina di Angelo Cleva was born out of the passion for speed and competition over 25 years ago. Over time, the pursuit of race performance has naturally shifted towards restoration, efficiency and reliability improvement for classic motorcycles, with a particular passion for brands like Laverda, Moto Guzzi, Ducati and BMW. From complete restorations through the production of custom bikes as well as the design and manufacturing of special parts, Moto Officina offers tailored solutions for the most demanding and passionate riders.
After the good results obtained in the 24 hours of Spa in 1975, the decision was taken in Laverda to design one of the most spectacular motorcycles of all times, the Laverda 1000 V6. Equipped with a V6 engine, inspired from the 2.7 engine designed by Giulio Alfieri and which powered the Citroën SM, the Laverda V6 made his first official race at the 1978 Bol d'Or on the Castellet circuit. Despite the power had been deliberately limited to 140 hp (instead of 160 hp, to relieve the cardan), the speed measured in the long Mistral straight reached spectacular 283 km/h! Unbelievable for that time. The closest competitors peaked at 245 km/h! Unfortunately, the 1st race was also the last one for this fantastic bike. Indeed, the same year, the International Motorcycling Federation decided to exclude motorcycles with more than four cylinders from endurance races.
Few of us know John Wittner, aka “Dr. John”. This US dentist was also an ingenious motorcycle enthusiast. In the mid-80s, his Moto Guzzi racing twins were very successful in the US races. The most famous victory had been in Daytona in 1988 with a Moto Guzzi equipped with a brand new 4-valve twin designed around a special frame. This bike was not only a racing prototype but its unique framework laid the groundwork for the future development of the Moto Guzzi future models like the 1992 Daytona 1000 developed by the Moto Guzzi factory with the support of John Wittner.
Read more about John Wittner:
The famous engineer Fabio Taglioni (1920 – 2001) started his career in the motorcycle industry in 1943 in the racing department of the Italian manufacturer Mondial before joining Ducati in 1954 where he became one of the main actors of the extraordinary success of the Italian brand. Among other milestones, he applied the “desmodromic” valve actuation in 1957 and he was also at the origin of the Ducati typical 90° V twin engine concept in the late 60’ which are both still strongly associated to the current Ducati production. He officially retired in 1986 although he continued working as a consultant until his death in 2001.
Read more about Fabio Taglioni by downloading the PDF document on the following link:
Designed by the famous italian engineer Lino Tonti just before he was hired at Moto Guzzi, the Linto 500 was the result of joining together two Aermacchi 250 single-cylinder horizontal engines, both four-stroke models with rod-and-rocker distribution. This pure race bike was ready in 1968 and the six speeds four-stroke two-cylinder generated up to 65 HP, more than the Nortons and Matchlesses that were still the best choice for private racers. That year, Alberto Pagani drove the Linto 500 to second Place in the East German Grand Prix and in 1969 he won his first world championship race at the Italian Grand Prix. In 1969 the Linto 500 was also ridden by other wellknown racers as Jack Findlay or John Dodds.
Lino Tonti (1920 – 2002) is another Italian legendary motorcycle engineer known for designing a number of sport and racing motorcycles in the 1950s and 1960s, and for creating the famous "Tonti frame" for Moto Guzzi, setting his stamp on all Moto Guzzis since end of the 60'. In 1969, Lino Tonti built the Moto Guzzi V7 Record prototype, a motorcycle that set 19 speed records, including the 1000 km distance at 206 km/h (128mph), the 100 km at 218.5 km/h (135.8 mph) and the 1 hour track at 217 km/h (134,8 mph) average speeds.
Augusto Brettoni is a reference in endurance races and particularly associated with the Laverda brand. Amongst his qualities, his fast, smooth and constant riding style preserving his bike and consuming less than others was most appreciated. His good mechanical understanding allowed him also to explain the mechanics what to do during the race. With 13 victories only for Laverda in endurance races and many of the 2nd and 3rd places, Augusto Brettoni is still a reference point and not only for Laverda enthusiasts.
Some pictures of the "International Moto Show" cars and bikes exhibition.
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