1982 Laverda Jota
We have just found this rare Laverda Jota in the Netherlands.
As all Laverda fans would be aware, the Jota is a legendary 1000cc model, originally introduced to the UK market by the Slater Brothers in the mid 1970s. The original Jotas were 1000cc models built to a high performance specification in Italy, with special exhausts added in the UK. These bikes were probably the fastest production road bikes at the time with claimed top speeds up to 140 mph, although Laverda themselves did not publish power output or estimated top speeds for these models.
By the late seventies and early eighties, Laverda was making Jotas for a much broader geographical market, and had refined some of the rawness of the early models. This refinement culminated in the Jota for 1982 which sported an engine with an angle of 120 degrees as opposed to the 180 degrees of the earlier models. The 120 degree Jota proved to the last in the line of the model, with, we believe only 400 made.
Our Jota is in very good original condition, starts on the button, and has passed its MOT before being registered in the UK. The bike needed a service of the rear shocks, which has been carried out, and it now rides as it should. For the first three years of its life the bike was ridden 35,000 kilometres, as is shown by a number of service stickers under the seat for the years 1982 to 1985. Since 1985 a further 36,000 kms have been accumulated, giving a total of 71,000 kms or approximately 44,000 miles. The bike has matching numbers and an age-related numberplate.
This is an opportunity to buy a legendary model without the price tag that goes with the originals; a bike that can be ridden without the worry of depreciating its value.
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