Speed Read: A lush Laverda 1000 Jota custom and more

A burly custom Laverda 1000 Jota leads our selection this week, with a rare collection of vintage British and European bikes sitting at the opposite end of the list. Wedged between them is a pair of wild Suzukis; a custom 90s Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD, and the new 25th anniversary Hayabusa.

Laverda 1000 Jota by Motorcycle Mania Despite being one of the lesser-known Italian marques, Laverda has always had a certain mystique around them. After their founding in 1949, they went on to produce a slew of unique (and often orange) bikes, meant to take on the likes of Moto Guzzi and BMW.

Laverda came under pressure from the big four Japanese manufacturers in the 1960s. Their answer to the inline-fours from the Land of the Rising Son was a new 1,000 cc triple, based on the gorgeous Laverda 750 twin of the day. The Laverda 1000 made good power—and, although it wasn’t a lightweight, it handled well.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Speed Read: A lush Laverda 1000 Jota custom and more
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Published Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2023 17:01:44 +0000


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