Bike of the Month - April 2010

Which bike deserves your vote?

  • Lothar's Jota

    Votes: 21 30.4%
  • Phil Todd

    Votes: 15 21.7%
  • Project Orange

    Votes: 7 10.1%
  • RobertH

    Votes: 14 20.3%
  • Lothar's Jota

    Votes: 12 17.4%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
Thanks all for the gratulations,
I am very proud to see my "Mighty White" winning the BOM!
It's a Sulzbacher Laverda 1200 SC from 1978. Werner Sulzbacher was the Austrian Laverda importer from 1968 to 1984. He developed in cooperation with his racer Franz Laimboeck several tuning mods.
My Sulzbacher Laverda 1200SC is one of only ten 1200 SC with road registration. The modifications are (serial values in brackets): 1172 (998/1116) cc, forged Mahle F1 pistons with 82 (75/80) mm, compression 10,8:1 (8:1) , inlet-valve 41(37) mm, exhaust-valve 35,5 (35) mm, inlet port 36 (32) mm, exhaust port 37 (32) mm, optionally 4/C- or 7/C-camshafts, 36 (32) Dellortos with open bell-mouths, Exhaust system 3-1 and 3-1-2 with 40mm or 45mm header pipes, perforated brake discs, Bilstein gas-assisted shock absorbers and clip-ons. The sporty bikini-fairing and the hump seat with removable pad were designed and built exclusively for Sulzbacher. The power was officially stated in the papers to 112 hp at 7600 rpm!!!
See my restauration pix:
And the gallery pix:

The Sulzbacher story with a lot of details was published in Jean-Louis Olives Laverda book! I am working on a Sulzbacher story for our homepage. When I get it online I will send the link!

Ciao, Gert