• The 1200 variant of the Laverda 3 cylinder, wanted by the Slater brother
• Perfect for daily use
Put on the market in the Spring of 1972, the 1000cc Laverda 3 cylinders was able to conquer immediately the most sporting motorcyclists thanks to its 80 hp. Despite having had a difficult birth, the 1000 was 5 kilos lighter and narrower than the feared Honda CB750 Four. Despite the rather spartan trim, the 1000 had a good success, becoming one of the most loved Laverdas of the 70ies and 80ies. The subsequent 1200 version was conceived on the basis of the 1000 with the aim of producing a motorbike with a lesser stressed engine and more suitable for touring. Requested by the Slater brothers, the 1200 completed the 3 cylinder offering with the Mirage, which posed itself as the range topping model.