victory 650 And 750 twIns specification


Filed Under (Victory) by admin on 13-11-2010

Super Sport. The example tested by Cycle World magazine in August 1968 looked identical to the European specification 750 except for higher handlebars, a 35/35 watt headlight, larger round CEV taillight, 120mph Smiths speedometer, and an American Eagle tank badge. The headlamp shell was also different, with an additional warning lamp, and the American Eagle headlight shell featured the large hole and rubber plug (with Laverda logo) as on some early 650s. When tested by Cycle magazine in January 1969 (now called the American Eagle ‘Classic’) there was a different colour scheme, with pinstriping on the fuel tank and sidecovers (although this colour scheme also appeared in some Italian advertising and official photos). Optional for the American Eagle was a large chrome-plated engine protection bar with chrome Vitaloni rear vision mirrors attached on each side. In McCormack’s advertising the bore and stroke of the American Eagle were listed as 79.5 x 76.2mm, and this was obviously incorrect as the engine specifications were the same as the European versions. The claimed power by McCormack for the American Eagle was also Below: This Super Sport, number 1646, is based on a 750 GT, but others were converted 750 Ss. ** t he l AverdA t wIns & t rIples B IBle top triple clamp from the top. A round reflector was situated on the headlamp mounts. As there was no room for all the wiring inside this smaller shell, the electrical connectors were moved underneath the fuel tank, and there were thick grey wires leading to the Lucas switches. When turn signals were fitted these were also Lucas, the handlebar switch being on the right. The throttle was now a chrome-plated, dual-cable Tommaselli Daytona 2C, without a throttle stop, with the handlebar also Tommaselli. The dual seat on a fibreglass base, or solo seat with locking compartment, continued as before. The 750 SF1 continued to be sold in the UK, where the price was £998, but at that time a 750cc Triumph Bonneville T140V sold for £625 so the Laverda was never going to be a volume seller. In Italy, the SF1 was still one of the most popular large capacity machines available, selling for L1,227,200 when the Triumph T140V sold for L1,357,000

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