1980 Laverda Jota Series 1 for Sale Classic Sport Bikes For Sale

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Laverda 1000 Jota
Laverda 1000 Jota

1980 Laverda Jota 1 for Sale

Posted on April 16, by tad

The Laverda Jota is arguably the desirable and collectable road-going ever made.  It’s a better streetbike than the which is really a racing that came with lights you could stick on if you like shaking your loose.  At the time of its creation, the was the fastest production bike a hairy-chested 140mph hot-rod high-compression pistons, wild and silencers so antisocial they more accurately have called “loudeners.”

Named the “jota”, a Spanish dance in time, the 981cc triple a hellacious racket.  This is not the bike being offered, but you should hear one:

Based out of Breganze, Italy, the family started out making machinery, and this tradition of overbuilt engineering found its way their motorcycle design.  began producing motorcycles in the 50’s and became famous for reliable, small-displacement race that competed successfully more established competition Ducati, Moto Guzzi, and the

The Laverda 3C was the three cylinder to the famous 750 SF twins.  Introduced in the bike displaced 981cc’s, about 80hp and ran to 130mph.  The bikes used a 180 degree with pistons oriented up, two down”.

  This was great for performance, but motors were almost as for their vibration as they for the power they made.  In the motor was given a 120 degree and the bike had a much smoother as a result, but lost some of its edge.

The Jota was basically a version of the 3C developed in by Slater in England and introduced in 1976.  It was fast and very orange, but it ran under 3000rpm and didn’t start to sing until

Reviews then and now reference the heavy controls and handling, the bike as a brutal machine, real physical effort to the Jota through corners.

Laverda 1000 Jota
Laverda 1000 Jota

It was heavy, and demanding so obviously it was at the top of youth’s dream bike and this has kept prices high as riders who couldn’t them new now look to purchase This bike is available for in the UK, but the seller is willing to ship the overseas if the interest is there, and Jotas are nearly impossible to outside Great Britain.

The original ad can be found here: Laverda Jota for Sale

The of the ad contains extensive details of the history and it appears to have serviced regularly at Slater the shop originally responsible for the creation.  It’s been maintained and thoughtfully modified:

 It had covered about 11,000 when I bought it and to date has only increased to around miles. During my ownership I made some changes to it to it more useable. These conversion to a hydraulic clutch to the edge of the heavy cable one.

As I recall I got the last new slave cylinder panel Motalia for the princely sum of £185. By the I had sourced a master cylinder and lever the conversion ended up to £500 but it was well worthwhile. It has a period genuine Laverda on it in place of the grab rail is very useful indeed! is a genuine Thomaselli quick twist grip with nearside grip also

Interesting note, if you’re at the tach in the photo and reading my about powerband: the tach is the one fitted to the twins, and you’d be deep into the red band if taking advantage of the power the stock 3C had its power peak at rpm, the tail end of the indicated red and the Jota made 90hp at

Laverda 1000 Jota
Laverda 1000 Jota
Laverda 1000 Jota
Laverda 1000 Jota
Laverda 1000 Jota
Laverda 1000 Jota
Laverda 1000 Jota

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