Tagged: 1000

Sophisticated Vintage Brit: 1952 Ariel Square Four for Sale

Sophisticated Vintage Brit: 1952 Ariel Square Four for Sale

The motorcycling industry prior to the 1960’s was centered on single and twin-cylinder machines, and, at a time when simplicity equaled reliability, Edward Turner’s compact four-cylinder design would have seemed extremely exotic. Prior to...

Some Assembly Required: 1984 Laverda Triple Project Bike

Some Assembly Required: 1984 Laverda Triple Project Bike

I wouldn’t normally include someone’s unfinished project like this Laverda Jota RGA here on CSBFS: too many questions, too little information, usually not enough photos to even get a good idea what you’re getting....

1981 Laverda 1000 Jota

1981 Laverda 1000 Jota

Another Laverda just popped up for sale! There’ve been so many of these lately, you’d think they were easy to find in nice shape. They aren’t. Laverda was never all that popular in the...

1984 Laverda RGA1000 Sprint for Sale

1984 Laverda RGA1000 Sprint for Sale

As you may have gathered from previous posts, Laverda is at the top of my list of companies I’d like to see resurrected, although I’m not sure where they’d fit into the current motorcycle...

1982 Suzuki Katana for Sale

1982 Suzuki Katana for Sale

When other manufacturers were still stuck in the bikini-faired 1970’s, Suzuki was looking for the way forward in terms of design. The first-generation Suzuki Katana was shocking, and really did look like it was...

1976 Laverda 3CL 1000 for Sale

1976 Laverda 3CL 1000 for Sale

Hey look!  Another Laverda!  Well, this one isn’t quite ready to ride, but I’ll forgive it, since it’s a manly brute of a 70’s musclebike.  When people think of three cylinder Laverdas, they often...

1976 Laverda 3C 1000 for Sale

1976 Laverda 3C 1000 for Sale

Laverda Triples are big and burly, like Italian Kawasaki Z900s: manly machines with stiff controls, tall saddles, and stable handling.  Bikes heavy enough to bend their own center stands if you’re not careful… The...

1975 Laverda 1000 3C for Sale

1975 Laverda 1000 3C for Sale

The Boys From Breganze are at it yet again!  It’s almost as if they’re being cloned, they’ve been popping up so often… This particular machine is one of the nicest Laverdas I’ve seen in...

Sporty Tourer: 1987 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000

Sporty Tourer: 1987 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000

For Sale: 1987 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 Meet Italy’s equivalent of BMW. Moto Guzzi has long been known as one of the original motorcycles in the style of the cafe racer (note LeMans...

Willie G’s mistake: 1977 XLCR 1000

Willie G’s mistake: 1977 XLCR 1000

For Sale: Harley Davidson XLCR 1000 This is one of those bikes that always seems to evoke a bit of emotion with readers. Conceived during the mid 70’s as a way to cash in...