Something wicked

Conventional wisdom says that this is the one to have.

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

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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.

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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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