Laverda  1000 3C (1977-78)

The Laverda 1000 3C motorcycle was produced from 1977 to 1978 with a four stroke, transverse three cylinder, and DOHC engine. It had a capacity of 980 cc and a compression ratio of 9.0:1. The bike was equipped with 3x 32mm Dell’Orto PHF carburetors and a Bosch electronic ignition system. It had a maximum power of 78 hp and maximum torque of 86 Nm. The motorcycle had a 5-speed transmission and chain final drive. The suspension consisted of telescopic forks at the front and a swinging fork at the rear. Braking was provided by 2x 280mm discs with 2 piston calipers at the front and a single 280mm disc with a 1 piston caliper at the rear. The front and rear tires were 3.25 H19 and 4.00 H18, respectively. It weighed 214 kg with a fuel capacity of 20.5 Litres/5.4 US gal. The average consumption was 40 mpg, and it had a top speed of 198 km/h or 123 mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Laverda 1000 3C

Year: 1977 – 78

Engine: Four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 2 valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 980 cc / 59.8 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 75 x 74 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Induction: 3x 32mm Dell’Orto PHF carburetors
Ignition: Bosch electronic
Starting: Electric
Max power: 78 hp / 56.9 kW @ 7250 rpm
Max Torque: 86 Nm / 63.4 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension: Swinging fork
Front Brakes: 2x 280mm discs 2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes: Single 280mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 3.25 H19
Rear Tyre: 4.00 H18
Dry Weight: 214 kg / 471.3 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 20.5 Litres / 5.4 US gal
Consumption Average: 40 mpg
Top Speed: 198 km/h / 123 mph

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