Laverda Jota (1980)
Price: £4 435 ≈ $5420 ≈ €5035
Item location: Swansea, UK
Seller notes: An unrestored 1980 Orange & Silver Laverda Jota. Matching frame and engine numbers. 2 owners since 1998 -owned by me since 2004. Sensible period mods: Tomaselli throttle; Tarozzi fork-brace; Boyer ignition; Renthal grips; braided brake-lines. Matched
|Color:||Orange & Silver|
An unrestored 1980 Orange & Silver Series I 180 Laverda Jota.
Matching frame and engine nos. (6833). 2 owners since 1998 -owned by me since 2004.
Sensible period mods: Tomaselli throttle; Tarozzi fork-brace; Boyer ignition; Renthal grips; braided brake-lines. Matched Pirelli tyres. Koni shocks are fitted -original Marzocchi units available for rebuild if required. The rev counter does not function. Note right-foot gear change.
Mileage believed to be genuine: MOT certificates available back to 1991. Last MOT 105 miles ago.
This bike has been on SORN since 2006. At that time it was running well. A new battery has been fitted. float bowls drained and cleaned. The engine runs but does not tickover. Believe carbs need to be stripped. cleaned. rebuilt and set-up. Good spark on all cylinders. No nasty mechanical noises.
If you're still reading this then you probable know the rest: This is a wonderful bike. It is every bit as good as the newspaper. magazine and on-line articles say. You will never tire of looking at it: It is a thing of beauty and a joy to behold. Just the sound of the engine and exhaust make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I wouldn't be selling this bike if I didn't need to.
A certain ammount of mechanical empathy. regular oil changes (every 1000 miles) and a healthy bank balance will help keep this bike in good condition. With the right care. this bike should be good for another 33 years or more.
This is an unreserved auction. I think there are enough people out there who know what this bike is to make sure it reaches a sensible price. Please contact me if you have any questions. Good luck and best wishes!
IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ: You are welcome to come and see this bike whilst it is listed. Please only bid if you intend to buy this bike. If you reside outside the UK. please ensure you understand the costs and bureaucracy associated with exporting and registering this motorcycle in your country before you bid. A deposit of £500 is required within 48 hours of the auction finishing; completion of the sale should be within one week unless otherwise agreed beforehand. The bike will remain in my possession until I have received payment in full in cash or cleared funds in my bank account