Above on the page there are several PDF Manuals & Wiring Diagrams for LAVERDA Motorcycles, Mopeds.
Pietro Laverda founded the machine-building company of the same name back in 1873.
In 1948, his grandson Francesco Laverda, on the rise of interest in small-cubic technology, took up the creation of a light motorcycle for his own needs, since commercial production was not yet expected at that time.
As a power unit, an overhead valve motor with a working volume of only 75 cm3 was created in a block with a 3-stage gearbox, which had a foot shift mechanism.
It took a year to build a motorcycle, but the result was so good that many friends of the creator wanted to have the same machine.
By 1951, more than 500 units had already been manufactured, and the question of commercial production of motor vehicles arose seriously.
To raise funds and create advertising, in the same year, four Laverda motorcycles were launched at the start of the Milan-Taranto 1400 km race.
All four motorcycles finished safely. The following year, on a motorcycle with a telescopic front fork and a candlestick rear suspension, Caslellani won the 75 cc class, and a year later, Fontanili repeated his success.
In 1959, the company began manufacturing a new four-stroke 50 cc engine in a block with a 3-stage gearbox.
This power unit was installed both on mopeds and on Laverda scooters that had appeared by that time.
In 1962, buyers were offered a light motorcycle with a 2-cylinder overhead valve engine with a working volume of 200 cm3 and a power of 11 hp.
The motorcycle was so successful that it was produced for almost eight years.
In 1974 the off-road model Laverda Chott with a single-cylinder 2-stroke engine with a displacement of 250 cm3 and a power of 26 hp went into series.
Equipped with a duplicated electronic ignition system, the engine was blocked with a 5-speed gearbox. With a weight of 117 kg, the motorcycle could accelerate to a speed of 120 km / h.
The following year, an important agreement was concluded between Laverda and Husqvarna, according to which the Italian company began to receive for its off-road motorcycles Swedish two-stroke engines with a displacement of 125 and 250 cm3 with a petal valve timing and a 6-speed gearbox.
The next agreement with a foreign powertrain supplier, concluded in 1977, brought to the market the lightweight Laverda motorcycles with 125 and 175 cc 2-stroke Zündapp power units.
The 1980s, witnessing a massive attack on Europe by Japanese motorcycles, led to the Laverda crisis.
In 2000 Aprilia bought Laverda.