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Laverda 1000 Jota

There must be something the air in Italy that inspires engineers to build cars and cycles that are so downright Italy’s engineers seem to instinctively how to breathe the spirit of into the machines they Even the words Ferrari, MV Agusta and Laverda have them an aura of glamour and

Since the end of World War II, the Laverda of Breganze has been making a for itself worldwide by building which embody the high-spirited so beloved of the Italians. Indeed, offering in the superbike stakes the the absolute epitome of what a should be.

Ironically, it needed a little inspiration to produce the Jota. the mid-1970s, Roger Slater, Laverda importer, was campaigning the company’s big 1000cc 3C models in bike events with success. Then

along a host of Japanese multi-cylinder and Slater’s need for more .became a pressing problem. So was the Jota,

Like the 3C, the Jota a three-cylinder, double overhead-camshaft but it was now fitted with wider cams, three 32 mm Dell’Orto a close-ratio gearbox and a modified system.

The result was that an already machine became even In a straight line the Jota was of almost 140mph, while a start quarter mile be disposed of in just over 13 All-out speed, however, is not what the Jota is about. It is a bike, the kind of machine comes into its own on fast and roads.

The handlebars are set low and narrow and the seat back, allowing the rider to himself around the sleek fuel tank. On the road the has all the manners of a thoroughbred. The acceleration is the massively power-

Laverda 1000 Jota

ful 90 bhp at 7600 barking out its thrilling and deafening to the world. The engine is not as smooth as of a Japanese multi, but that is of the Jota’s attraction. It is a tough, and uncompromising machine.

The clutch lever is numbingly while the five-speed gearbox a positive change if any progress is to be The brakestwin 11-inch Brembo at the front, a single disc at the fierce and positive. The net result is the Jota is a taut and frill-free definitely not the kind of bike for a Sunday afternoon ride.

The begs to be revved and the handling it difficult to resist throwing the round every bend the rider encounters.

In spite of its racer personality, the Laverda a surprising number of refinements. It has an starter, a generous tool electronic ignition, an easy-to-use stand and more than air horns. In addition, the final chain wear is remarkably low for a potent device, a fact many experts believe is due to the geometrical relationship between the of the sprockets in the final drive, and of the needle bearing pivot of the arm.

For sheer exhilaration, there can be to equal the Laverda Jota. It is not a bike, but neither is it prohibitively In any case, most Jota would say the sheer joy of riding a spirited beast would be at twice the pri

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