Siegi's story could be headlined: ”You can't have too many LAVERDAS“ - there's whopping 12 of them presently in his garage. Except for one rebuild-project, all of them are roadworthy: 1200 SC (‘78), 1200 TS (‘80), 1200 (‘78), 1000 RGS (‘86), 750 SF2 (‘74), 2x 750 SF3 (‘76), OR 600 Atlas (‘86), 500 S (‘77), 250 Chott (‘75), 200 (‘63) and a 125 Sport (‘66).
”In 1975 I was working with a bike-dealer. At the fair in Freistadt we had a stand next to the LAVERDA-Importer Werner Sulzbacher. After a test ride on a 750 SF2 the bug had bitten, but I could only dream of buying one. The LAVERDAS were way too dear.
I had to be patient for 11 years. In 1986 Wolfgang Huber told me that the Company Schmidbauer, who had taken over business from Sulzbacher, had a non-running triple in store. This was to become my present 1200 SC, however by then it had a 120° 1000 cc engine and a burnt valve. At the price of ATS 15,000/EUR 1,090 I purchased my very first LAVERDA. The price for the spare parts at Centrosport in Breganze was only ATS 250 which is approximately EUR 18.--!!
Two years later I was allowed to cut the original 1200 SC engine out of an Icespeedway sidecar racer for a song. It is still running without ever having been opened!!!
In 1988 a 1000 joined and from 1994 my collection started to grow. First the 1200 TS, which I like to take for touring. Then followed the OR 600 Atlas and several SF 750 which I bought but also resold. In 2001 the 1000 RGS made a nice addition. Due to my proximity to Wolfgang Huber whom I visit almost every week I' practically at source of the Austrian LAVERDA market“
Even for Siegi there were years with plenty and years with few miles on his bikes due to job and building his house, but in 2007 he would like to spend more time with and on his LAVERDAS.