I spent a decade looking for the best one and this is the best one I have ever seen. No rust or oxidation. Not sure about the non-standard appearing left side cover and dash fasteners though. My good friend Kenny Cummings, the owner of NYC Norton had been taking care of another parallel twin of mine, a Norton Commando. I bought it a couple years ago and thought I would ride it here it Texas however things have changed and I am now offering it for sale. Not much detail about this Houston-based Laverda, but it has only 12,000 miles and looks good. This SFC-spec SF2 was made to run, and run hard. Though Laverda’s fortunes were largely in the 90’s rear-view mirror, the company breathed new life into its mid-size parallel twin, commissioning a sporty jack-of-all-trades. The earliest three-cylinder bikes used a large drum brake at the front, but that was soon updated to a twin-disc setup, although a drum was retained at the rear for a bit longer. From the original eBay listing: 1974 Laverda SFC for Sale. All rights reserved. Italian Brute: 1982 Laverda Jota for Sale A bit of a throwback, this brawny Laverda Jota was built in the 1980s but has its roots firmly in the 1970s. No time for nonsense please. In fact, I couldn’t understand the Italian listing on eBay Italy, either. Honda : Other 1976 honda cb 750 cafe racer brat. I can recall being wide awake at 3am looking in remote places, the mideast, japan and of course the US and Europe. And after diving in a bit deeper, we are sure our readers will too. These were endurance race bikes, with robust reserves to ensure longevity. Although it wasn’t tuned as aggressively as it could have been, the new, unimaginatively-named “3C” was one of the best-performing bikes available, with a 133mph tested top speed. NOTE: For what I can gathered based on information and title, the bike was a theft recovery many years ago. In 1977, only Slater’s offered the Jota, as it was an in-house model. This is a bike that gives you the feeling of actually riding, one that makes you look like a macho he-man even when tooling about, and sounding glorious with open carbs barking through chrome tapered pipes. 'Looking for the Laverda of your dreams? As the seller points out, it is by no means restored – but maintained as a cool piece of history, ready to rumble when you are. The early Jotas like this one were powerful, but a bit unruly: a 180° crankshaft meant the outside pistons rose and fell at the same time and led to much more vibration than you’d expect if your experience with triples is limited to the modern three-cylinder bikes from Triumph or Yamaha. The real Jotas seldom become available and you should always get the best. Though it was exhilarating to ride as a streetbike (outside of New York City where I lived), I soon learned this was a motorcycle that was designed, built and wanted to race. One Sidecover flew off the bike at Willow Springs during competition. Enter your email address: We re-post public classified advertisements. Jota Laverda Jota bikes for sale With 4 Laverda Jota bikes available on Auto Trader, we have the best range of bikes for sale across the UK. The bike obviously isn’t a “real” SFC, but it is a real Laverda, and the engine specifications are, as he describes, SFC-spec. Surprisingly, the four year series generated only 200 or so racers, making it a rare bird indeed. E-Commerce Content is independent of editorial content and we may receive compensation in connection with your purchase of products via links on this page. Quoting from the article written by John Colley, “Little is known of this Mark 1’s history. Find your next car by browsing our extensive new and pre-owned Laverda jota inventory from local Laverda dealerships and private sellers. Laverda used that configuration for better for power, and it was also good for noise: the triple was famously raw and basically ran like a four with a miss… In 1982, Laverda switched to a smoother 120° camshaft that wasn’t lacking in character, but purists of course prefer the 180° bikes. On the original SF models, braking was via a technological double leading-shoe drum brake. Questions and clarifications are encouraged. There are no takers so far at the $16,500 starting bid, which seems a very fair asking price for a bona fide Jota in what appears to be excellent condition.