1980 Laverda Jota Mk 1, 180, 981cc. Registration number JUD ...



£10000 - £12000


1980 Laverda Jota Mk 1, 180, 981cc. Registration number JUD 23W. Frame number LAV.1000*6842* DGM 12571 OM. Engine number 1000 *6842*. Laverda began with the manufacture of farm machinery, diversifying into production of small capacity motorcycles in 1949. Increases in capacity and variations of design (including a scooter) followed over the years. They eventually offered a large-capacity 650cc twin in 1966, which was soon enlarged to 750. In 1969 Laverda exhibited their first three-cylinder machine which was to take until 1972 before being offered to the public as the 3C, later becoming the 3C(E). At the instigation of the British importer, Roger Slater, performance was enhanced by Laverda and the 3C(E) became the Jota. The 180 had the distinction of being the fastest production motorcycle in the world in the late 1970s, at over 140mph.
The Jota model ran from 1976 through to 1982 and is powered by a 981cc DOHC air cooled inline triple with a dry weight of 234 kg. Originally fitted with a crankshaft with 180° crankpin phasing and ignition timing on the right hand side of the engine till 1980. Then in 1981 the ignition timing which was by then electronic, was moved to the left side and in 1982 the Jota 120° was released which had the crankpin phasing to 120°.
JUD was owned by John Goldthorpe of Scarborough in 1995 and sold to our vendor in 1997. It has almost continuous MOT history from 1990 at 37,425 miles until its last one in 2018 at 58,231, today the odometer reads 58,337 miles and it has been unused since but often it has been fired up.
It has had an Electrex alternator and regulator installed but it is basically totally stock and unmolested, it has been well cared for over the years with regular servicing and is now being sold due to our vendors advancing years.
Sold with the V5C and MOT history, it will require some recommissioning before use.

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