Something wicked

Conventional wisdom says that this is the one to have.

The Jota 120. Manufactured for just two years from 1982.


The Jota they should’ve built in the first place, six years earlier.

‘The Jota has been transformed from what many saw as a basically brutal, macho bag of old nails into a smooth, civilised, usable yet still very evocative means of rapid conveyance.’

This was how Which Bike? greeted the launch of the 120, like it was sliced bread and the second coming combined.


To this day, many insist that the Jota 120 and its later stablemates are the ultimate Laverda triples. But why?

Read more in July’s edition of CBG

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