Laverda Formula Mirage

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The condition I attached to getting married was that we borrow a bit extra on the mortgage to buy a ‘top bike’ in 1982!
So we did and I bought this beast, most unreliable bike of my life I reckon, owned for 9 months, paid for 16 years, Genius!!

A compendium of doom!
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At a Glance
+ GOOD POINTS Festooned in Exotic jewelry, Marzochi's, brembo gold line, 7c race motor, one piece bodywork, astralite wheels. Noise& poise



- BAD POINTS That tuned motor, hopeless, cams and valves like chocolate
MANUFACTURER
Laverda
MODEL
Formula Mirage 1200
YEAR
1980
Other Year
1981
COLOUR
Started out Metalflake Black, smashed to bits then orange!
OWNED FROM
March 1982
OWNED TO
Nov 1982
MODIFICATIONS
Extensive after huge smash at le Mans 24hr trip in April 82!!
Engine size
1200
Top speed
Faaarck!
Fuel consumption
Heavy
Fuel Range
Laughable and 5 miles on reserve!
Tyre Choice
Pirelli Phantoms?
Tyre Life
Longer than I kep the bike|!