New, New, New

2018-11-26

LAVERDA-Calendar 2019
Erich Müllegger, passionate photographer and LAVERDA-rider, has once again made his two LAVERDA-Calendars available for download. You can use them to adorn your workshop, embellish your office or gift them to your friends. The printed version is available from Wolfgang Huber. Thank you very much Erich for these beautiful calendars!
LAVERDA - Monthly Calendar 2019
LAVERDA - Calendar for 2019

2018-11-18




Mostra Scambio Novegro
Gert Schnögl besucht den Mostra Scambio Novegro in Mailand/Italien und berichtet darüber.

2018-11-05

The summer was very hot …
Given even LAVERDA-riders have to deal with global warming we received an innovative suggestion for riding gear from Vorarlberg. Harry R. is showing us how to comfortably ride your LAVERDA even at 35 deg. Celsius. There's also some airy space for his four-legged mate. We are wondering whether Harry is going to develop a whole riding gear collection....


LAVERDA 500 times two
Bruno Aschauer from Ohlsdorf/OÖ has bought a 1979 LAVERDA 500. Over winter he wants to turn her into a lovely orange racer to be entered in classic race-meetings.
His compatriot Josef Gastinger has found just such an orange LAVERDA 500 racer in Bavaria and has already entered it in historic and classic races.


Barber Vintage Festival 2018
Rudy Schachinger, head of the LAVERDA FREUNDE subsidiary in Florida/USA, participated in the "Barber Vintage Festival 2018". Starting with his Haider LAVERDA 1200 from number 12 on the grid he was already in fourth place after only two laps. But then the ignition gave up the ghost and he was dropped down the order by his competitors.

LAVERDA ALDO
Aldo Vittoria has looked through his photo albums: The result is a fantastic shot from the seventies showing him on his LAVERDA 1000 3C - an early version, still without oil-cooler - in SFC-trim. Aldo at the time bought this beautifully set up 3C at a dealer in Triest. The second picture shows him, in the late seventies, on his Sulzbacher LAVERDA 1200S.

2018-10-10

Offener Brief der LAVERDA FREUNDE ÖSTERREICH an die Redaktion von „MOTORRAD CLASSIC":

Liebe MOTORRAD CLASSIC Redaktion, lieber Michael Pfeiffer, lieber Jens Möller-Töllner,

was für eine freudige Überraschung beim Zeitschriftenhändler: MOTORRAD CLASSIC 11/2018 bringt einen Artikel über die LAVERDA 1000 V6.
Endlich hat eine Fachzeitschrift bemerkt, daß es mittlerweile drei Exemplare dieser fantastischen Rennmaschine gibt. Endlich schreibt jemand über den holländischen LAVERDA Enthusiasten Cor Dees, der mit unglaublicher Akribie und Ausdauer ein zweites Exemplar der Bol d'Or V6 Rennmaschine aufgebaut hat. Endlich zeigt jemand das dritte Exemplar - den LAVERDA 1000 V6 Prototyp. Auch der wurde von Cor Dees wieder aufgebaut. Endlich zeigt eine Fachzeitschrift, daß alle drei LAVERDA 1000 V6 heuer beim Int. LAVERDA-Treffen in Breganze/Italien auf einer Bühne präsentiert wurden. Endlich verbreitet MOTORRAD CLASSIC die Nachricht, daß es auch ein Buch über die Geschichte der LAVERDA 1000 V6 gibt, von Jean-Louis Olive recherchiert und geschrieben und in drei Sprachen veröffentlicht.
Dann blättere ich das Heft auf und entdecke statt all dieser interessanten Stories und Fakten einen Artikel den Alan Cathcart vor ca. 25 Jahren verfasst hat. Da hätte ich mir von MOTORRAD CLASSIC wirklich mehr erwartet …

Ciao, Gert
LAVERDA FREUNDE ÖSTERREICH

2018-10-10




Grab the Flag - Rennen für klassische Motorräder in Rijeka/Kroatien - lies den Bericht und genieß die tollen Fotos!

2018-10-10




Der Bericht und die Fotos vom Oldtimer-GP in Schwanenstadt sind online.

2018-09-18





Gert Schnögl berichtet vom Moto Circle Vienna 2018.

2018-09-12



Der Bericht über das 13. Treffen der LAVERDA FREUNDE ÖSTERREICH in Maria Schutz am Semmering ist online.

2018-09-06




Rupert Hollaus Gedächtnisrennen
Der Bericht und die Fotos vom 15. Int. Rupert Hollaus Gedächtnisrennen sind online.

2018-07-21

LAVERDA 1000 Scheunenfund
Gerade rechtzeitig zu seinem Geburtstag hat Gert Schnögl einen LAVERDA Scheunenfund in seine Werkstatt geliefert bekommen. Diese LAVERDA 1000 3CL, Baujahr 1976, wurde nach einem schweren Unfall über 30 Jahre lang unter einer Plastikplane gelagert. Dementsprechend hat der Rost gewütet. Rahmen und Gabel sind verbogen, das Vorderrad ist zerbrochen, der Tank und die fetten 45mm Krümmer haben riesige Rostlöcher und im offenen Megaphon hat sich eine Maus ein gemütliches Nest gebaut. Wie auf den Fotos zu sehen, hat sich Gert trotzdem gefreut - es ist ja immerhin eine LAVERDA!



2018-07-20





Thomas Riffl berichtet vom 7. Moto Raduno Internazionale Laverda Club Breganze.

2018-07-02

Sulzbacher LAVERDA gesucht!
Werner Kreiner aus Graz sucht seine Sulzbacher LAVERDA. Werner hat sie 1982 bei der "Zweirad GmbH" in Graz gebraucht gekauft und würde gerne wissen ob diese Dreizylinder-LAVERDA überlebt hat. Nachdem er sich erinnert, daß entweder 103 oder 106 PS im Typenschein eingetragen waren, müßte es sich um eine 1200 3CL oder 1200S handeln. Die Basis war auf jedenfalls eine 1000 3CL Baujahr 1976 oder 1977.
Also liebe LAVERDA-Freundinnen und Freunde, nehmt bitte eure Typenscheine zur Hand, schaut nach,
ob Werner Kreiner als Besitzer eingetragen ist
und meldet euch bitte bei Gert Schnögl: gert.schnoegl@netway.at


2018-06-04




Donat Rauberger berichtet vom LAVERDA-Treffen in Idrija/Slowenien.

2018-05-25

Richard Knotzinger - Nachruf

Am 6. Mai 2018 ist unser Freund Richard Knotzinger am Nachhauseweg vom Pannoniaring mit seinem Gespann tödlich verunglückt. Seine Lebensgefährtin Christl Cudly hat diesen Unfall leicht verletzt überlebt.

Richard war Zeit seines Lebens Motorrad verrückt. Ich habe ihn Anfang der 90er Jahren am Österreichring kennengelernt, wo er seine 350er Einzylinder im Rahmen der DUCATI Speedweek sehr engagiert bewegt hat. Leider konnte ich ihn nie von den Qualitäten einer LAVERDA überzeugen, er hatte sein Leben den Ducatis, Morinis und Cagivas verschrieben.

Hans Jorda, der Richard seit mehr als 30 Jahren kannte, sagt über ihn: "Ich habe ihn immer bewundert: ob seines Fahrkönnens - er hat sich oft heiße Einzylinder Rennduelle mit Freunden von mir geliefert; ob seiner phänomenalen Hilfsbereitschaft - er war immer da, wenn man ihn brauchte; ob seines technischen Wissens - er war ein wandelndes Motorradlexikon; ob seines Allgemeinwissens - man konnte wunderbar mit ihm über Gott und die Welt philosophieren! Und ganz vieles mehr …!"

Der Tod seines Sohnes Fabian war ein harter Schicksalsschlag für Richard. Aber in den letzten Jahren, sagen selbst seine engsten Freunde, erlebte man Richard an der Seite seiner Lebensgefährtin Christl so entspannt und glücklich wie noch nie.

Unser aufrichtiges Mitgefühl gilt Richards Familie, aber insbesondere
seinem Sohn Sebastian und seiner Lebensgefährtin Christl.


Ride In Peace, Richard!
Gert Schnögl

2018-05-14




"Grab the Flag" 2018 am Pannoniaring
Schau dir den Bericht über das "Grab the Flag"-Rennen am Pannoniaring an.

2018-04-20

Int. LAVERDA Cup 2018 im Rahmen der DHM

Heuer ist es dem rührigen Berthold Versteegen endlich gelungen im Rahmen der Deutschen Historischen Motorradmeisterschaft einen LAVERDA-Cup zu organisieren. Pro Veranstaltung sind ein Training- und zwei Wertungsläufe geplant. Es wird in drei Hubraumklassen gewertet: 500 bis 650 ccm, 750 ccm und 1000 bis 1200 ccm.

Vier Termine wird es 2018 geben:
1.) Schleizer Dreieck 6 bis 8. Juli
2.) Schotten Ring 18. bis 19. August
3.) Hockenheim 7. bis 9. September
4.) Oschersleben 1. bis 2. Oktober

Alle Informationen und Anmeldeunterlagen findet ihr unter:
https://www.laverda-cup.lima-city.de/

2018-04-18

LAVERDA Registration Figures in Austria

We have looked into the actual motorcycle registration figures in Austria. As of 31/12/2017 data showed exactly 200 registered LAVERDAs

Below a listing showing the number in each province




The number of registered LAVERDAs in Austria has grown by about 10 % over the past 10 years. Given there are certainly several non-registered LAVERDAs lurking in garages, museums, workshops and cellars one can safely assume a total number of about 350 LAVERDAs in Austria.

2018-03-01

LAVERDA Zulassungszahlen in Österreich
Wir haben die aktuellen Zahlen der in Österreich zugelassenen LAVERDAs nachgefragt:
Insgesamt sind es mit 31. 12. 2017 genau 200 Stück.

Nach Bundesländern aufgeschlüsselt:

Burgenland: 9
Kärnten: 10
Niederösterreich: 49
Oberösterreich: 51
Salzburg: 9
Steiermark: 12
Tirol: 19
Vorarlberg: 16
Wien: 25


Der Bestand an zugelassenen LAVERDAs ist in den letzten 10 Jahren in Österreich um ca. 10% gestiegen. Da sicher viele nicht zugelassene LAVERDAs in Museen, Garagen, Werkstätten und Kellern ihr Dasein fristen müssen, kann man von einem Gesamtbestand von ca. 350 LAVERDAs in Österreich ausgehen.

2018-02-26

SENSATIONAL: Hauer LAVERDA 1200 No. 2 surfaced in Austria

Many of you probably know about the Hauer tubular frames from Vienna. Until recently we only knew of one Hauer LAVERDA 1200
www.laverdafreunde.at/English/Hauer.html
Recently however the owner of a second LAVERDA 1200 with Hauer-frame contacted us. He has owned the bike for 35 years but only rarely ridden it. We will pay him a visit and let you know about this LAVERDA-rarity ...

2018-02-26

40 Years LAVERDA 1000 V6 at the Circuit Paul Ricard

This year the LAVERDA-season has an early start at the end of March with a major event: On 24./25. March we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the LAVERDA 1000 V6 endurance race on the Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet/France. In 1978 Nico Cereghini and Carlo Perugini rode the V6 at the Bol d'Or. At the incredible speed of 284 km/h the LAVERDA 1000 V6 was by far the fastest motorcycle on the Mistral-straight. This first (and only) endurance race however unfortunately came to an early end due to a broken shaft drive.


Piero und Giovanni Laverda will take the LAVERDA 1000 V6 to Le Castellet. Nico Cereghini and Carlo Perugini will also make an appearance. An international LAVERDA rally will be organised within the event "Sunday Ride Classic" and there will be the option to ride one's LAVERDA on the track.

Information and bookings:
giovannilaverda.wixsite.com/laverdacorse/src-2018
www.sundayrideclassic.com

2018-02-03

Season Opening 2018!!!
Our East-Tyrolean racers were over the wait. Despite slight snowfalls they opened this year's race-season. Bernhard, as usual, was perfectly prepared, Gattl however was slightly confused due to the early start and thus forgot to put on his leathers...

2018-01-07

SENSATION: 12-cylinder LAVERDA being built in Austria!
We have spotted a sensational LAVERDA project early this year in a cold garage in Gloggnitz/Lower Austria. Robert H. has high-flying ambitions: 12 cylinders, almost 4.500 cc, some 400 hp at the rear wheel. These massive data of course require a massively constructed hydraulic chassis.
In its first engine-iteration Robert H. was still experimenting with three Mikuni-carburettors (see pictures), but was soon to realise, that this set-up wouldn't result in the optimal power-output. Now he's looking at 12 carburettors with open bell-mouths. We are eagerly awaiting the first soundcheck!
Many thanks to the sponsors of this unique project: Sepp K. from Himmelberg/Carynthia, Peter B. from Innsbruck/Tyrol und Ulli from Sylt/Germany – without your generous donation of engines the 12-cylinder-LAVERDA would have never been realised!


2017-12-01

LAVERDA Rally in Breganze 2018 und 2019

Surprisingly early the Moto Club LAVERDA Breganze has published two dates:
7. – 8. July 2018 - 7th International LAVERDA Rally in Breganze/Italy
6. – 7. July 2019 - 8th International LAVERDA Rally
                "70th anniversary of Moto LAVERDA" in Breganze/Italy

The event in 2019 is an absolute MUST for all Austrian LAVERDA riders!

www.motoclublaverdabreganze.it
www.facebook.com/motoclublaverdabreganze

2017-12-01

LAVERDA-Calendar 2018
Erich Müllegger, passionate photographer and LAVERDA-rider, has once again made his two LAVERDA-Calendars available for download. You can use them to adorn your workshop, embellish your office or gift them to your friends. The printed version is available from Wolfgang Huber. Thank you very much Erich for these beautiful calendars!
LAVERDA-Monatskalender 2018
LAVERDA-Jahreskalender 2018

2017-10-30

LAVERDA 1000 3CL resurrected

Gerd Ramacher from Baden bei Wien/Lower Austria, has kept his promise and revived his LAVERDA 1000 3CL this year. Here's what he said after the first test-ride:
"That's a proper motorbike!!! Extra harsh suspension, reeks of oil and fuel and is murderously loud!!! I had completely forgotten what it feels like to ride a LAVERDA!"
Of course we hope to catch up with Gerd and his LAVERDA triple frequently next year.

2017-10-30

The perfect Christmas present for LAVERDA-riders and those who still aim to become part of the crowd
The busy members of the LAVERDA CONNECTION OBERPFALZ have made a movie about their passion for riding a LAVERDA. With a substantial film-crew, six LAVERDAs, six LAVERDA-riders, a Blues-Guitarrist, lots of beer and even more time they shot two films. In order to be as authentic as possible, every scene was only recorded once. In line with the hight quality of LAVERDA, the DVD, packaging and booklet have been intricately styled. The edition is limited to 549, each of which numbered by hand.
LCO: "This film is dedicated to all those who passionately and enthusiastically still ride their LAVERDAs "species-appropriately".
Trailer, prices and order: www.LCO-project.de


2017-10-10




Grab the Flag - Rennen für klassische Motorräder in Rijeka/Kroatien - lies den Bericht und genieß die tollen Fotos!

2017-08-29



Der Bericht über das 12. Treffen der LAVERDA FREUNDE ÖSTERREICH in Maria Schutz am Semmering ist online.

2017-08-16

The Zettls storm the Grossglockner
Karl und Christian Zettl took their Laverdas for a tour along the famous 'Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße'.
Karl: "We left Friday morning and our tour took us as planned via the Styrian 'Ennstal' to 'Fusch an der Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße'.
We had lunch at the 'Restaurant am Fuschertörl' and took a few photos. Up until then it had been a glorious summer's day, but then dark clouds appeared. Luckily it stayed dry. Our next stop was the 'Franz-Josefs-Höhe' with a view of the unhfortunately constantly shrinking glacier.
Of course we had to drop in at the Oldtimermuseum at the 'Franz-Josefs-Höhe'. Thereafter our route took us in light rain via 'Heiligenblut' and 'Winklern' to 'Spittal an der Drau' where we spent the night in an inn.
Saturday morning, after breakfast we rode towards 'Radenthein', then over the ' Turracher Höhe' to 'Murau' and then returned to Upper-Styria via the 'Sölkpass'.
It was a great tour, unfortunately without other LAVERDA-Friends, but maybe it happens next time. Our LAVERDAs ran well and wherever we pulled up people walked up to us, talked to us and took pictures of our LAVERDAs."


2017-07-10

Little LAVERDA-Rally at the Kalte Kuchl/Lower Austria
On Thursday, 6 July 2017, Franz Schneider, Andreas Braito and Gert Schnögl went for ride on their triples to the Kalte Kuchl/Lower Austria, and there, at the inn they met... a fourth LAVERDA rider!

In spring Peter Trinkl had bought a LAVERDA 1000 Jota 120° but so far had only been in contact with the LAVERDA Friends via e-mail and telephone.
His Jota meanwhile had a big service, got modified according to Peter's wishes, passed road-worthy testing and got registered!

2017-07-10




Rupert Hollaus Gedächtnisrennen
Der Bericht und die Fotos vom 14. Int. Rupert Hollaus Gedächtnisrennen sind online.

27-06-2017

LAVERDA Greeting from Styria

While we were at the Red Bull Ring, Robert Roschmann got in touch with us after rummaging through his collection of photograps.

Robert: "As promised, here are some pictures of my LAVERDA 1000 3CL. I had bought the bike in 1977 at Motorrad Hütter in Graz and had it modified and re-sprayed there as well. I didn't like the original green colourscheme. Moreover the bike was meant to match my Marco Lucchinelli leathers. At the time I was living quite close to the Old Österreichring, so in the late 70s me and my bike-mates were constantly doing track-days there. We founded the MRC Knittelfeld, and I became president. Our club had several LAVERDA riders, from the small waspish 500, over the 750 twin to the 1200 triple, all models were present. I also wanted to upgrade to a 1200 and was given the opportunity to test-ride a 1200 SC on the track (see the black-and-white picture showing me in what was at the time known as Bosch-Corner, now Rauch-Corner). Marriage and family put and end to my short intensive motorcycle career."

Many thanks to Robert for his fantastic pictures! At the same time we would like to encourage all Austrian LAVERDA-Fans to dig into their photo collections. We are already looking forward to the next story!
Contact: gert.schnoegl@netway.at



2017-06-23



Bernhard Zojer and his LAVERDA 1200 racer
Bernhard Zojer has been a busy man on his LAVERDA 1200 racer. At Easter he was at Franciacorta, mid May at the Schleizer Dreieck and Pentecost he was seen in Bremerhaven.

2017-06-06



Hill-climb Landshaag
Once again Harald Portschy has flogged his LAVERDA 1200 up the hill from Landshaag to St. Martin.

2017-05-23

Our favourite thing to see: Young people on old LAVERDAs
Johannes Krammer caught the bug from his uncle Karl Zettl: While Karl and his son Christian were restoring an old LAVERDA 750 SFC Replica, Johannes used to frequently drop in. He finally decided that one of those Italian beauties should adorn his shed. When Harald Penker put his LAVERDA 500 Cafe Racer up for sale Johannes didn't hesitate: "Karl and I immediately went to Schlaining to have a look at the 500 and I bought her straight away. The following weekend she was already sitting in my garage. I generally appreciate LAVERDAs because of their timeless shape and classic design. With my 500 I particularly like the cool black paintjob and the sound of the exhaust system.

We wish Johannes a lot of fun with his LAVERDA 500 Cafe Racer and hope to see him at our annual LAVERDA-Rally!


2017-05-16

LAVERDA MUSEUM closing down
The unique LAVERDA Museum in Lisse/Netherlands will open its doors for the very last time on 25 May from 10 am to 5 pm. Due to health reasons Cor Dees is no longer able to keep the museum open. He is now trying to sell his whole collection and would love to see it go to Breganze/Italy oder or any other European country with a strong LAVERDA-Community. A total of 81 LAVERDA motorcycles and countless LAVERDA collector's items are for sale.
Only the LAVERDA 1000 V6 will, for the time being, remain in Cor's posession.

Informations about the sale: www.viathema.com/laverda/cor-dees-museum-collection

http://www.laverdamuseum.nl


2017-05-10




"Grab the Flag" 2017 am Pannoniaring
Schau dir den Bericht über die Saisoneröffnung der "Grab the Flag"-Rennserie am Pannoniaring an.

2017-03-30

″Bottomless″ LAVERDA 1230 CR Act III
Peter Corbic has provided us with some new pictures of his LAVERDA 1230 CR. The engine has been equipped with 84 mm pistons, dry weight without battery is 163 kg. Electrics and paint job are still on the to-do list, but then it will be time to start the engine. There are already heated discussions about Peter's unconventional idea on the international LAVERDA Forum. We are keen to hear about the first test-ride.



2017-03-29

DAUPHIN SPEED EVENT
Erich Müllegger visited the vehicle collection at the "Dauphin Speed Event" in Hersbruck/Germany. The Dauphins, a family of entrepreneurs, have converted a former factory hall from the 60s into a showroom for their private collection of historic vehicles. Amongst the 240 motorcycles on display Erich spotted two LAVERDAs: An exquisite 1974 LAVERDA 750 SFC, and a LAVERDA 1000 Jota, 120°, the latter not totally original but with a very rare paint job.
www.dauphinspeedevent.de


2017-03-16

Scorch LAVERDA1200 by Redax Laverda
Australian LAVERDA-Guru Red Cawte has built up two very special race-triples. The frames were manufactured by Hermann Serfontein/Scorch Cycles in Cape Town/Southafrica. The engines of course (1160/1145 ccm) emerged from wizard's couldron of Red, who states a weight of the racers of 177 kg - without fuel. In their first dyno runs the bikes delivered unbelievable values measured at the rear wheel. 132 hp for the black bike and 126 hp for the orange bike. Red reckons however that the tuning isn't perfected yet!
The first test on the track was carried out at the Queensland Raceway in the presence of Piero Laverda and some of his friends. Piero and his 1000 V6 are amongst the special guests of the 2017 "International Festival of Speed" at the Sydney Motorsport Park - Eastern Creek which is held under the heading of "A Celebration of Italian GP Motorcycle Racing".
https://www.internationalfestivalofspeed.com/



2017-03-08




Retro Classics Stuttgart
Wolfgang Märzinger war auf der Retro Classics in Stuttgart und hat uns einige Bilder mitgebacht.

2017-02-16

Praise for LAVERDA FREUNDE
Last week Walter M. from Vienna surprised us not only with a little present but also with plenty of praise. Walter wrote:

"Hello Gert, I am a fan of all kinds of historic vehicles. I only briefly owned a LAVERDA 1000 3CL which unfortunately was not a runner (see my guestbook entry of 23. 4. 2006). I think you are doing a great job with respect to these motorbikes and are making a great contribution to conserving them.
Attached three pictures of my 1976 LAVERDA 1000 3CL. Regrettably I sold her in December 1993. The guy who bought her at the time still owns her but she is still in parts and not yet restored to her former beauty."

2017-02-07




Bike Expo Verona
Gerd Ramacher und sein Freund Peter besuchen die Bike Expo in Verona/Italien und berichten darüber.

2017-02-05

LAVERDA 1200 at the Timmelsjoch/Tyrol
According to Hans Burger, the "Crosspoint", Europe's highest Motorcycle Museum, which exhibits 230 motorbikes in an impressive building, also features an orange LAVERDA 1200. For more information visit
www.crosspoint.tirol/de-galerie

″Bottomless″ LAVERDA 1200 take two
The Salzburg LAVERDA 1200 CR project is making good progress. Just before its creator took off an several weeks of holidays he provided us with some new photos. The engine is already in, carburettors and exhaust have been fitted. After the well-deserved break he will tackle electrics and the paintjob.

LAVERDA 1200 Jota - Greetings from Zagreb/Croatia
Davor Tucman runs a motorcycle workshop in Zagreb and has rebuilt a LAVERDA 1200 Jota in the fashion of the classic endurance racers. The only missing parts are the footpegs. The base for this project was a Jota 1000. Additionally he's started work on a second LAVERDA 1200.
www.tdm-oldmoto.com

2017-01-30

Our calendar of events 2017 is online!

04-12-2016

″Bottomless″ LAVERDA 1200
Through the grapevine we heard about the sensational trend of LAVERDA triples with open frames, and of course we had to check. After meticulous research we spotted respective projects in a dark backyard garage workshop in Carinthia and a friendly lounge room in Salzburg.
We secretly managed to get some photos and will try to keep you posted... …

04-12-2016

LAVERDA Scrambler wins
In the course of the 2016 EICMA readers of the Italian journal "Motociclismo" were asked to present their current motorcycle projects: Orfeo Cecarelli, member of the Italian LAVERDA-Club, won the competition with his Scrambler based on a LAVERDA 750 SF. Whoever might be bored this winter can find some food for thought here:
www.motociclismo.it/special-dei-lettori-a-eicma-2016-caf-racer-scrambler-streetfighter-le-pi-belle-allo-stand-di-motociclismo-66693



2016-11-23

LAVERDA-Kalender 2017
Erich Müllegger, leidenschaftlicher Fotograf und LAVERDA-Fahrer, hat uns seine beiden LAVERDA-Kalender als Download-Dateien zur Verfügung gestellt! Damit könnt ihr eure Werkstatt schmücken, euren Arbeitsplatz verschönern oder eure Freunde beschenken. Wir sagen herzlichen Dank für diese hervorragende Arbeit!
LAVERDA-Monatskalender 2017
LAVERDA-Jahreskalender 2017

15-11-2016




Mostra Scambio Novegro
Karl und Christian Zettl besuchen den Mostra Scambio Novegro in Mailand/Italien und berichten darüber.

08-11-2016

Sulzbacher LAVERDA 1200SC times two

Inspired by our most recent LAVERDA-Rally, Walter Schrempf has revived his original 1977 Sulzbacher LAVERDA 1200SC, in next to no time. Walter has owned this gorgeous bike since 1982. After 20 years of hibernation she is roaring again. Congratulations to Walter on this successful reanimation and we are looking forward to seeing him at a rally on his 1200SC!



Uli Petersen has once again sent word from Sylt and provided us with pictures of the restoration job on his Sulzbacher LAVERDA 1200SC. Given summer is a very busy time for Uli, he didn't get as far as he wanted, but she starts to resemble a proper motorbike again. The plan is to have her ready for the summer of 2017. We are waiting with bated breath...


08-11-2016



New cool motorcycle magazine on-line
The new Austrian magazine "coolrides.at" has gone online. The article "HORSTS LAVERDA" features celebrity host, motorcycle-racer and LAVERDA-enthusiast Horst Scheuer. Check it out:
www.coolrides.at/2016/09/03/horsts-laverda

2016-10-23

Resurrected LAVERDA 500
Karl und Christian Zettl have once again done a fantastic job. The have just fired up the engine of the recently rebuilt LAVERDA 500. Dressed in grey-black with artfully placed orange highlights she has turned into a real beauty. What a shame we couldn't hear the sound of the Formula megaphones from the distance.....


2016-10-23

Kurt wins on LAVERDA 500
Kurt Lichtenegger not only won this year's International Classic Series of Track Attack on his LAVERDA 500 but managed to cause some serious inquietude amongst the Superbike community due to his spectacular riding style. A Viennese 1200 Monster rider said, and I quote: "There was this guy on his LAVERDA and he just flew past me in one of the corners of the 'Lahnsattel'. He must have been on a 1200! I just couldn't catch him again...." Kurt's riding has already lead to some rumours about a ride in MotoGP...



2016-10-04




Grab the Flag - Rennen für klassische Motorräder in Rijeka/Kroatien - lies den Bericht und genieß die tollen Fotos!

2016-09-12

A LAVERDA 1000 3C on a film poster
Within a few days the movie "Brüder der Nacht" (Brothers of the Night) of director Patrick Chiha will hit the Austrian cinemas. The poster shows an orange LAVERDA 1000 3C.

It is probably the very first time in the history of movies, that a LAVERDA is featured in a poster, although the bike doesn't play a major role in the film.
The owner of the bike, Claus Reinsprecht, had provided the LAVERDA 1000 3C for a photo-shooting. Claus is running a very committed workshop in the 8th Precinct in Vienna: www.citywerkstatt.at
Picture and poster: wildartfilm.at

2016-09-12

Robert Schlachter returns to Pikes Peak/USA
Robert Schlachter went to visit the 100th Pikes Peak hillclimb. Robert had seriously crashed in 2007 which is why the organisers gave him a crew pass this year. During breakfast he was approached by Carlin Dunne, the fastest man on the Pikes Peak, who had noticed his LAVERDA t-shirt.

Carlins Dad rides a LAVERDA in California.
Picture1 shows Robert with Mickey Dumont and Carlin Dunne.
Picture 2 shows him surrounded by American friends.

2016-08-31



Ein Bericht über unser Treffen
Das österreichische Print- und Online-Magazin für Technik-Geschichte Austro Classic berichtet über das 11. Treffen der LAVERDA FREUNDE ÖSTERREICH.

2016-08-30



Der Bericht über das 11. Treffen der LAVERDA FREUNDE ÖSTERREICH in Maria Schutz am Semmering ist online.

2016-08-25



Der Bericht und die Fotos vom 13. Int. Rupert Hollaus Gedächtnisrennen sind online.



Wir begrüßen einen neuen LAVERDA-Freund in unserer Runde:
Peter Corbic ist schon seit seiner frühen Jugend mit dem LAVERDA-Virus infiziert.

2016-07-28



Hill Climb Julbach 2016
Harald Portschy entered his LAVERDA 1200 in the National Motorcycle Hill Climb Championship race in Julbach.

2016-07-04

LAVERDA Endurance Victory in Spa
Fantastic news from the "Bikers Classics 2016" in Spa-Francorchamps/Belgium:
The Dutch Gijs van Dijk LAVERDA-Team won the 4hour race in the class up to 1000cc!
After all the misfortune in the past years this victory is well deserved!
Our heartfelt congratulations!
https://www.facebook.com/LaverdaEnduranceTeam

2016-06-02

Zwei LAVERDA-Fahrer auf Sylt
Hannes Hämmerle hat diesmal den Auftrag vom Präsidenten ernst genommen: Während seines Urlaubs auf Sylt hat er Ulli Petersen besucht und sich vom Fortschritt der Restaurierungsarbeiten an Ullis originaler Sulzbacher 1200SC überzeugt.
Wir wünschen Hannes noch schöne Tage auf Sylt!

2016-06-01



IGFC - Adria Race
Und weiter geht die Jagd um Sekunden: der aktuelle Bericht über das
3. Int. IGFC - Adria Race kommt aus Rijeka/Kroatien.

2016-05-31

LAVERDA hat Saison
Ein Ereignis jagt das Nächste: wir berichten vom ersten "Grab the Flag"-Rennen am Pannoniaring, vom Internationalen Bergpreis von Nußdorf am Attersee, vom Fischereihafenrennen in Bremerhaven und vom Treffen der LAVERDA Connection Oberpfalz.

2016-05-09





Sonntagberg 2016
Die Rennsaison ist in vollem Gange, schaut euch den Bericht über die 12. Int. Sonntagberg Classic-Trophy an.

2016-04-28




Seiberer Bergpreis 2016
Alfred Wais war mit seiner LAVERDA 750 SF1 beim Seiberer Bergpreis 2016.

2016-04-22


LAVERDA 750 Formula
Daniel Neuhauser has re-surfaced and intends to bring his LAVERDA 750 Formula back on the road.
Many thanks to Donat Rauberger for his excellent job in being a motivator!

2016-04-22


Landshaag hill climb
Harald Portschy has competed in the traditional Landshaag hill climb giving his LAVERDA 1200 a proper workout.
Erich Müllegger has supplied us with the respective photos.

2016-04-11

Upper-Austrian Backyard Idyll
Günter Schörghuber is determined to awaken a sleeping beauty with a kiss: In 1979 he bought his LAVERDA 500 from Werner Sulzbacher, in 1988 he allowed registration to lapse and this Summer he wants the bike to run again. Wolfgang Huber was commissioned to overhaul the engine - we hope it is not going to turn into a never ending project ...

2016-04-11

LAVERDA Racing Season 2016 Started!
Bernhard Zoier started this year's racing season very early: On 19 March he entered the "1st International Superbike Challenge" at the Pannoniaring/Hungary and at the Easter Weekend he was at Franciacorta/Italy. Whilst the heating in the caravan and the tyre-warmers were seriously necessary at the Pannoniaring, Franciacorta spoilt the riders with glorious Springtime weather. Comparet to last year Bernhard was able to considerable improve his lap-times at the Pannoniaring as well as in the tightly packed grid of Franciacorta - congratulations from our side! Looking at the results of Groups 5 and 8 we were delighted to notice that Bernhad's mate Hansjörg "Gattl" Gatterer finally came to his senses and decided to ride a LAVERDA:
klassik-motorsport.com/resultate/resultate-2016/franciacorta/



2016-03-23

Andi Varga - Ride in Peace!

Our friend Andi Varga passed away on the 16 March 2016 at the age of 76 after losing his short battle with a serious illness.
Andi was a thoroughbred LAVERDA-fan. The moment a new LAVERDA appeared on the market he had to buy and ride it. The way he commented on the performance of his newest acquisition in spring - in very broad dialect - became almost legendary: "You've got no idea how that one goes!" There wasn't a carburettor or exhaust that remained untouched the way he constantly was moidifying and optimising.
Our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Ride in Peace, Andi!



2016-03-07

LAVERDA-Greetings from Florida/USA
Phil Gonzales sends greetings from Florida/USA. In 2012 he started to build up a Sulzbacher LAVERDA 1200SC - Replica from what appeared to be mostly a pile of scrap-metal. Scott Potter took care of the engine and completely rebuilt it. Gert Schnoegl provided Phil with the necessary information and sent the special Sulzbacher-parts to Florida. In its original metallic-red paintjob this 1200SC - Replica looks stunning!!! We congratulate Phil on this successful job and will keep you posted as soon as the Sulzbacher 1200SC - Replica is ready to roll!



2016-03-07

LAVERDA-Greetings from Vorarlberg
Harald "Harry" Ramsauer sends greetings and coole pictures from Bregenz telling us that he has meanwhile successfully turned his Heliane into a LAVERDA-fan. We're absoultely gobsmacked…


2016-03-07

LAVERDA-Greetings from Osttirol
Bernhard Zojer sends greetings form Dölsach/Lienz. He is all set up for the upcoming Classic racing season: His new bike trailer most certainly looks like a winner (Design by Gert Schnoegl)!


2016-01-25

Vale Walter Völsner

Walter Völsner, our LAVERDA-Friend from Leoben, unexpectedly passed away on 1 January 2016, at the age of 59.
Walter was a passionate motorbike rider and a LAVERDA-Fan right from the beginning and a . With his "Gigi" pillioning, he covered hundreds of thousands of kilometres in Austria and the neighbouring countries.
His dedication racing the Salzburgring and the Pannoniaring were legendary. With his rider Ulf Lassacher he entered his red HAAS-CNC LAVERDA 1200 in Classic Racing, and during hill-climbs at the Tauplitz and the Goldberg, Walter piloted his LAVERDA himself.

Ride in Peace, Walter! We'll meet again in LAVERDA-Heaven!



2016-01-17

Sulzbacher LAVERDA 1200 SC in Norddeutschland aufgetaucht!!!
Aus dem äußersten Norden Deutschlands erreicht uns eine sensationelle Nachricht: Ulli Petersen hat eine zerlegte und stark verwitterte Sulzbacher LAVERDA 1200 SC gekauft. Diese vom österreichischen LAVERDA-Importeur Werner Sulzbacher getunte Dreizylinder wurde im März 1979 erstmals zugelassen - ob in Österreich oder Deutschland ist leider nicht bekannt. Alle Fotos und Papiere, die uns Ulli geschickt hat, sprechen dafür, daß es eine echte 1200SC ist. Somit ist es die Nummer 15 in unserem Sulzbacher LAVERDA 1200SC Register.
Wir gratulieren Ulli herzlich zu diesem Kauf und werden ihn mit Rat und Tat bei der bereits begonnenen Restaurierung unterstützen!



2016-01-17

LAVERDA 1200 mit Brühl-Zentralrohrrahmen
Burkhardt Brühl baut seit einigen Jahren einen Zentralrohrrahmen für den LAVERDA 750 SF Motor. Jetzt hat er sich mit dem LAVERDA Dreizylinder-Motor 180° beschäftigt. Ende November wurde die erste 1200er Dreizylinder mit Brühl-Zentralrohrrahmen fertig. Schaut euch die Fotos an! Sehr beeindruckend was Burkhardt da auf die Räder gestellt hat! Ein Fahrwerk für den 120° Motor soll folgen …


2016-01-17

LAVERDA 750 SF2 mit Zentralrohrrahmen
Joachim Lehman hat uns Fotos von seiner wunderschönen LAVERDA 750 SF2 mit Zentralrohrahmen und Cantileverschwinge geschickt. Schaut euch die Fotos dieser schlanken Schönheit an!
Joachim besitzt diese LAVERDA seit Mai 2015. Der Umbau soll aber bereits in den 80er Jahren erfolgt sein. Wer weiß mehr über diesen Umbau? Wer hat den Rahmen gebaut? Meldet euch bei Gert Schnögl: gert.schnoegl@netway.at


2016-01-17

LAVERDA Besuch aus Australien
Anfang Dezember bekamen wir Besuch von Brett und Diana aus Port Maquarie/Australien. Brett fährt eine LAVERDA 750 GT. Nach einem kurzen Besuch in meiner Werkstatt, bei dem sich Brett besonders für meine LAVERDA 250 Chott begeisterte, verbrachten wir einen netten Abend in einem Wiener Beisl bei Bier und Wiener Schnitzel. Der Kontakt kam über das INTERNATIONALE LAVERDA FORUM zustande: www.laverdaforum.com (Gert Schnögl)


2015-11-03

LAVERDA-Calendar 2015
Once again Erich Müllegger has provided us with his LAVERDA-Calendars 2016 for download as PDFs! Dear Erich, a heartfelt "thank you" for the outstanding pictures!
LAVERDA-CalendarMonth 2016
LAVERDA-CalendarYear 2016

2015-10-12



Wir präsentieren einen neuen LAVERDA-Freund auf unserer Seite:
Wolfgang Pussecker mit der Leidenschaft für Motorräder im Blut.

2015-09-28



Grab the Flag - Race for historic motorcycles in Rijeka/Croatia - read the report and see the pics!

2015-09-17

Unique LAVERDAs

Hans Jorda sends his regards from his trip to Italy. He visited the "Museo Morbidelli" in Pesaro, where amongst all the exhibited gems he spotted two very special LAVERDAs: One of the very first LAVERDAs - a 75 Sport of 1950 and the World's only LAVERDA 100 Sport with double overhead cam - simply genial! Grazie Hans e buon viaggio!

http://www.museomorbidelli.it

2015-09-01

The report about our
10th LAVERDA FREUNDE ÖSTERREICH Rally
in Maria Schutz am Semmering is online.

2015-08-18

ZETTL LAVERDA 750 SFC Replica

A few days ago, Karl and Christian Zettl have finished building their LAVERDA 750 SFC Replica. The orange beauty is even already registered.

We heartily congratulate and are looking forward to welcoming them at the 10th LAVERDA FREUNDE ÖSTERREICH RALLY in Maria Schutz am Semmering.

2015-08-17

LAVERDAs at the Red-Bull-Ring
12th International Rupert Hollaus Memorial Race at the Red-Bull-Ring - once again with LAVERDAs at the grid!

"The Bikers Classics"
Sepp Kleewein visited "The Bikers Classics" in Spa-Franchorchamps - check out the pictures!

2015-06-11

Drei auf einen Streich
Karl und Christian Zettl wollten immer schon eine LAVERDA haben. Jetzt sind es gleich drei auf einmal geworden - eine 500er, eine 750 SF und eine 1200er. Als erste wird die 750 SF restauriert und zur SFC-Replica umgebaut. Vor kurzem wurde sie erstmals gestartet: zum Video

2015-06-10




Hannes Micheler reports from the LAVERDA Rally in Kobarid/Slovenia.

2014-06-08

Once again, Bernhard Zojer took part in the legendary Fishtown-Race in Bremerhaven.

2015-06-01

LAVERDA 500 - ASI Moto Show 2015
This year's ASI-Moto Show at the Circuito Varano de Melegari/Italien hosted a big rally for the "small" LAVERDAs 350/500/500 Formula/500 Endurance/600TT2. Here are two videos of the event:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbdQGqKQ-Z0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFfRDDd0y_s

LAVERDA 500 Formula
During a trip to Italy Hannes Hämmerle discovered a true beauty:
"The Outlet" in Novarone sul Piave had an original 500 Formula on display.


LAVERDA 500 "Monty"
XTR Pepo (www.facebook.com/XTRPEPO) has presented a very special modification at "The Bike Shed 2015" in London: His "Monty" which is based on a LAVERDA 500, MJ1978, follows the design of the endurance racers of the 70s and is a spectacular creation made from old and new components:
rocket-garage.blogspot.it/2015/05/laverda-xtr.html

2015-05-12



Grab the Flag - Races at the Pannoniaring/Hungary - read the report and enjoy the pics!

2015-04-13

Spring 2015: We take a peek into the workshops of our LAVERDA-Friends.

2015-03-24


Classics & Legends
Alberto Soto hat bei "Classics & Legends" am Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia/Spanien fotografiert und dabei auch das Laverda Corse Team vor die Linse bekommen.
albertosotophotography.com/classics-and-legends

2015-01-26

Our calendar of events 2015 is online!

2015-01-16

LAVERDA SF 750 Scout
The Kruz Company in Brussels/Belgium has turned a LAVERDA 750 SF2 into a Scrambler. You can view the result here:
www.kruzcompany.com/#!laverda-sf-750/c1fpl

 

Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim
Gerhard Schütt paid a visit to the Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim/Germany
(www.technik-museum.de) where he discovered some LAVERDAs with serious patina.
Check out the photos!


2015-01-15

Orange is always beautiful!
Gottfried Benedikt, to many of you also known as "LAVERDA-Fritz", has for quite some time been intensively busied himself with the colour orange. He grows giant pumpkins and has been awarded first prize for one of his splendid specimens at the 2014 Tulln Garden Show. Not only was the winning pumpkin orange, just like a LAVERDA, it also matched the weight of a LAVERDA at a whopping 197.2 kg.

Fritz, congratulations to this great success!


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