An update on the old 500 engine, housed in a modern chassis in the cafe racer idiom, which suffers from harsh competition from Ducati. Relatively straightforward twin cylinder engine really needs to be housed in a Bonnie type chassis and sold on practicality, but there ain’t no money in that for a small company. Big vertical twins are so rare, these days, that almost any incarnation has to be welcomed and the Laverda seems like an amusing way to hustle.