1978 Laverda Jota 1200 America for Sale Classic Sport Bikes For Sale

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Laverda 1200

1978 Laverda Jota America for Sale

Posted on 5, 2013 by tad

As you may know, I love the machines from Laverda.  push all of my vintage bike they’re rare, anti-social, and can their heads up high out on today’s roads.  Hopefully, for this forgotten marque [at in America] will stay low enough for me to find the time, and space for another bike.

For of you not familiar with these tangerine colored beasts: introduced its three-cylinder follow up to durable twins in 1973 as a machine.  It made about and could do a solid 130mph.  Laverda in England saw potential in the new and introduced their “Jota” in

  Basically a classic hot-rod of the overbuilt 3C, it easily handled the power: the Jota, named for a dance in triple-time, made and could top 140 with ease.

were very demanding to ride, with high-effort and handling, but rewarded with and a howling engine noise resulted from the odd, crankshaft.

The 1200 America was designed to meet EPA regulations lower-compression and bigger slugs to performance on par with European of the 1000.

It’s not easy to shops that work on so owners tend to be a pretty do-it-yourself kind of crowd.  the original eBay listing:

1978 Laverda 1200 for Sale

This particular a 1200 Jota America a build date of November is a fine rider and attracts wherever it goes. I have it since 2009, and I enjoy it on rides and quick trips the “Dragon”. It runs very and has been very reliable for me. I bought it I went over it, the valve clearances (OK). the carbs, and fixing a slippy I replaced the plates and springs and the primary chain for good

I checked the compression when the was … cold and found all within two lbs. of 157psi. I that the cams were the 4C, but I did not pull the heads to see what were in it. I suspect they are than the stock compression. I changed the oil and cleaned the screen times. I am now running Mobil 1 motorcycle oil.

Laverda 1200

It is fresh. It has desirable mods: rear-sets, handlebar, Jota exhaust (I they may be the original ones England- they are light as a with no baffles), modern Brembo calipers, drilled braided SS brake lines, SFC Progressive shocks, the 4C Jota and Moto-Witt ignition. It also has the Jota seat, but it has a small in it.

I have owned five triples and this one is the fastest. I to see this rorty beast go, but my old finds the riding position too and I just don’t ride it to justify keeping it. It is a fine-looking with tons of charisma.

I had the pipes and mufflers re-chromed and the oldish paint is still and shiny but there are nicks in places that have touched up. She makes a very rider – not a show bike. The and frame numbers match- it is no. and is titled as a 1979 model. I went out to the garage and started her up for the time since October, I drained the carbs.

She started right away the distinctive, spine-tingling roar is unique to these 180-degree

The seller also mentions a of YouTube videos of his bike They’re very short, and the doesn’t allow him to really use the in anger, but it’s always to hear the bike you’re on run…

So far, bidding pretty tame for this but there are still five to go.  These are great, hunks of metal, and I want one badly.

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