In 1961 Laverda produced their first twin-cylinder 200cc machine. This model has some interesting characteristics, using a frame of both pressed-metal and steel tubing. In order to reduce vibration the engine is mounted with a silent-bloc.
The engine is four-speed unit-construction push-rod twin which appeared in the late 'fifties in various stylings, and produced a smooth 11 bhp. It was produced until 1976 in several versions, one of which were for the Italian police. In total Laverda manufactured some 4,500 of the 'Bicilindrici' 200cc motorcycles.
Engine: Single cylinder four-stroke OHV
Bore & stroke: 52 x 47 mm
Compression ratio: 7.7:1
Engine Capacity: 199,528cc aluminium cylinders with special cast-iron chamber
Maximum power: 11 h.p. @ 6,500 rpm
Valves per cylinder: 2
Ignition: Magneto flywheel Dansi 6V-40W
Spark plug: Marelli CW 260L
Carburettor: Dell'Orto ME 118BS; max jet 86; min jet 32; tapered pin at 2nd mark; polverizzatore 258 A
Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump
Transmission: Gear primary, chain final
Clutch: Cable operated with single wet disc in oil bath
Gearbox: 4-Speed foot-change
Throttle: Cable operated
Frame type: Tubular with pressed steel sheet body
Suspension: Front telescopic fork and shock absorbers rear swinging fork with hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake: Drum Ø 169 x 30 mm
Rear Brake: Drum Ø 169 x 30 mm
Wheelbase: 1,280 mm
Front Tyre: 2.50 x 18 in.
Rear Tyre: 3.00 x 17 in.
Seat: Dual seat
Fuel tank capacity: 13 litres
Fuel consumption: 1 litre per 45 km
Engine oil qty: 2 litres
Top speed: 110 km/h (68.3 mph)
Weight: 120 kg
Source: Hessink's NL
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