6 Июн 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Laverda отключены

I am ashamed to admit that, very recently, the only bike I had ridden was a Fantic I guess that barely so I certainly can’t speak any authority about these Perhaps ignorance is bliss, but I love to own a Jota. I am not even why, as I am certainly not a fast But the things are legendary, and I would to have one for the collection.

A three 1000, made by a tractor and named after a Spanish hardly sounds like a for success, but the Jota was just on the track. At the time I used to quite a bit of proddy racing at in Norfolk, and the Jota was raced in the Roadrunner championship. Jota’s big heavy vicious buggers, to a rider’s weight, and needed about to get the best out of them.

The most successful rider I can at the time was Pete Davies(?), who was not big, but somehow wrestled his bike into submission, and it fly.

Competition came the Honda CB900 (No, not a Ducati 900’s and later on the GPZ1100 Kawasaki, particularly in the of Greg Page. Watching a of these bikes going the Bombhole at Snetterton was an experience. A Jota was said to be capable of but I never saw a proper road that got more than I think Mark Williams Bike Magazine owned one and compared it with the Suzuki which was just as fast, but a lot civilised.

He preferred the Jota, because he damn well when he was fast on it, while the Suzi little impression of its speed, and he it could get into trouble as a

The original bikes had 180-degree firing two up and one down. Later had a 120-degree crank, like a Trident, and were less A 1200 Mirage was also but in a less sporty state of I have to mention the Montjuich, a 500 which I guess I would as the Aprilia RS250 of its day.

A nutter’s bike, extremely and another successful proddy

A couple of years ago I saw an MCN test of a against a Triumph Speed which was then seen as a Jota equivalent.

Laverda 1000 Jota

The test highlighted how things changed in the braking and handling but left the Jota looking a bit The test annoyed me, and I would far have seen a test of a against one of its old contemporaries, analysing why it was so in its own time.

Lottery choice? The of late Jota’s were and while I would have one of if offered, I really liked the 180 model in silver, with a seat, no fairing and a Bullworker to go it.

Laverda is still alive and and making interesting machines, for who wants to own a bike that bit different from the massed of 600cc fours. Occasionally a surfaces that they are to bring out a three cylinder, capacity sports bike Sound familiar? Back in the the 750S Formula is a good to a 600, and compares well Ducati’s 750 models.

To hear about the 750S, follow link, and see what an owner has to

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