Saturday, January 23, 2010

Update: 1977 Laverda Jota

I'm a recent recent convert to Laverda (and several other brands actually) and I'm a looooong way from getting the models sorted out. In that spirit I welcome any corrections to what are often my best guesses.

So from the comments: Lovely Bike, Jota it is not however, more like a late'ish 3C, I'd say 1975. ALL Jota's had cast wheels, and dual seat with duckbills at rear...


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  1. Lovely Bike, Jota it is not however, more like a late'ish 3C, I'd say 1975. ALL Jota's had cast wheels, and dual seat with duckbills at rear...

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  2. It seems to be a 3C indeed, though you would need to have frame numbers to be sure. The exhausts are from a Laverda Jota and are non-standard. So is the rear suspension, seat and footrests. The frame of a 3C is black, only jota's were produced with silver frames. The spoked borrani wheels only came on the 3C. The 3CL and jota all had alloy cast wheels.
    I prefer the standard 3C over the 3CL, jota or mirage. Fast, handsome, reliable, Italian with an incredible sound. The perfect bike for me.

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  3. Oil cooler, borrani's,square CEV tail light, polished Ceriani sliders - no doubt about it, that's a '75 3c. Nice.

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  4. howdy folks, i just found this image. thanks for the compliments :-)
    i built the bike for a friend of mine.
    it started as a '77 jota...originally silver with black frame and alloy wheels. the owner liked the style of the 3C and so it now has the appearance of the '75 model (my personal favourite). axtell cams, ross pistons, wider rear wheel, modern electronic ignition.
    short article here
    http://motolaverda.us/alex.htm
    cheers,
    scott

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