The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again.
Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for
their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.
|November 2018 Bike of the Month
Ernesto Quiroga and his 1988 Laverda SFC 1000
Model: SFC 1000
Country of Origin: Italy
Engine: 1000cc Triple
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: Ernesto Quiroga
City: Long Beach
Congratulations to Ernesto Quiroga of Long Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his Laverda SFC 1000.
Ernesto won a trophy provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.
Ernesto has only owned the Laverda for a short time, he found it on EBay from an out of state collector.
Except for tires, this bike is 100% original as it came from the factory with only 698km (433 miles) on the clock.
1988 was the last year of production for the original Laverda motorcycles according to Ernesto, this was 1 of 200 SFC 1000's built in 1988.
Ernesto replaced the tires serviced the brakes and replaced many of the original rubber bits to get it back out on the street.
No stranger to Vintage Bike OC, Ernesto has won Bike of the Month three times before:
November 2007 1972 Ducati Desmo 450 SS
December 2007 1961 Aermacchi C 250cc
May 2009 1961 Ducati 175 Sport
Thank you Ernesto for bringing your Laverda for all of us to see. See all the photos in our November Gallery.
||Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.