LAVERDA 1200 - 1978

It was the biggest surprise of the Paris Show in 1977, also the biggest of the super bikes. It was an extrapolation of the 1000. Outside, little changes, like the shape and the decoration of the tank and the back suspensions with 20 of more slope. The 1200 was almost more civilized that the 1000; more torque, a better driving position, maked this bike more usable. One also reproached the 1200 to destroy a lot of tires and chains.


 Engine type : Four stroke, in-line three cylinders (180 spaced crankpins), double overhead camshaft, air cooled, two-valves per cylinder.
 Capacity :  1115.8 cm3
 Bore x Stroke :  80 x 74 mm
 Max power/rpm :  82 HP at 6900 rpm
 Max torque :  8.67 mkg at 5000 rpm
 Compression ratio :  8 : 1
 Fuel system :  3 Dell'Orto carburettors - 32.
 Ignition :  CDI - 12 V
 Gear box :  5 speed
 Tyres :  Front : 4.10 X 18" Rear : 4.25 X 18"
 Weight (empty) :  250 kg
 Max speed :  200 km/h