The early 650 publicity shot below shows a bike with badges that designate them as being a 650 Sport. However, when the bikes were manufactured the Sports part of the designation didn't make it on to the bikes fairing, and the official Laverda designation for the bikes was 650 I.E. where the I.E. stands for "Iniezione Elettronica", or "injection electronic". Available in four colours (red, yellow, green, and blue) and with fibreglass fairings, these bikes were produced after the Kevlar Serie, and represented a lower priced and less exclusive option.
Two variants exist - those with the earlier Zanini engine castings and those from the later Tognon era with the suspect metallurgy.
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