THE PROJECT AND PROTOTYPE OF THE TWIN-CYLINDER
The engine will be equipped with completely new electronics, with new-generation fuel injection combined with a redesigned exhaust system, while the potent braking system will come complete with ABS. Other new features include a slipper clutch, specially designed for this model, and engine cases with a new alternator, also in billet aluminum like the frame. The naked SF is flanked by the Endurance ‘sister’ version with semi-fairing, complete with elegant vintage-style top fairing.
The chassis will be completely revised and will see the introduction of an unprecedented and extremely high-quality compound solution, comprising a compact tubular aluminum structure combined with a series of billet aluminum plates welded in an inert atmosphere.
The Breganze SF 750 is a dream come true.
It's an amazing feeling as I take my helmet off when I get home late in the afternoon: those soft lines that define the story of my passion.
Breganze SF 750 is the realisation of a dream – to bring one more example of the great Laverda motorcycle tradition to the road. Based on the water-cooled parallel twin engine fitted on the Formula model, now adapted to comply with Euro 5 standards, this totally handmade bike boasts a modern and captivating aesthetic and combines design, technical refinement and manufacturing precision.
The initial aim was to launch a pre-order programme in order to create, prototype, test and Euro 5 homologate the final version of a limited number of 30 SF 750 Breganze Motociclette Italiane motorcycles (Classic, Color Carbon and Full Carbon with a wide range of exclusive accessories and personalised colours).
The SF project never stopped but when new road regulations were introduced, the project was temporarily placed on hold. Today, the homologation issues are more and more challenging and the regulations much stricter: unfortunately, the original Laverda engine cannot be homologated and does not meet legal requirements.
CLASSIC BUT MODERN - TECHNICAL DETAILS
In keeping with the construction philosophy of a vehicle that is both modern and a tribute to the classic maxi-bikes of the past, the electronics are restricted to safety devices such as ABS, and reduced to a minimum in terms of riding aids. The entire package is designed to offer the rider a pleasurable riding experience reminiscent of the charm of 80s and 90s sports bikes.
Starting with the engine. In the classic parallel layout typical of Laverda engines, the 748 cubic centimetre twin has been totally revised to meet current type-approval standards. To ensure this, it has been equipped with a brand-new fuel injection system with ride-by-wire throttle control, a new filter box and a dedicated exhaust system. Added to this is the slipper clutch and redesigned, billet crankcase covers.
The frame is totally updated, an evolution of that of the concept vehicle that was so successful when it was presented in 2012. Refinement of the initial design has led to the creation of an exquisite mixed structure with a front aluminium tube trellis that embraces the steering head area, welded to large billet aluminium plates. The swingarm is also created using the same sophisticated technique.
The carbon fibre fuel tank is located in the centre of the vehicle for better mass centralisation, and all the superstructures are made of the same high-quality material. The handlebar controls, foot pegs and other accessories are the best the market has to offer, with dedicated parts to fit this model. TFT instrumentation displays all on-board information.
Thanks to the careful design of the vehicle as a whole and uncompromising use of ultra-lightweight components, like the spoked rims in magnesium or carbon, the Breganze SF 750 achieves a remarkable kerb weight of 175 kg to offer a unique riding experience on both road and track. Combined with the use of the Brembo braking system, this lightness guarantees record-breaking stopping distances.