Laverda Jota 1000 Special (1983)

The Laverda Jota 1000 Special is a motorcycle from 1983 with a transverse three cylinder engine that has a capacity of 981 cc. It has a compression ratio of 8.8:1 and is cooled by air. The bike has 3x 32mm Dell’Orto carbs for induction and Borsch electronic ignition. It can reach a maximum power of 97 hp at 7800 rpm and a torque of 90 Nm at 7000 rpm. The transmission has 5 speeds and the final drive is a chain. The bike has front coil springs and dual shock absorbers with 5-way adjustable coil springs in the rear. The front brakes consist of 2x 280mm discs and 2 piston calipers, while the rear brake has a single 280mm disc and 1 piston caliper. Its front tyre is 100/90-18 and the rear tyre is 120/90-18. The wet weight of the bike is 250 kg and it has a fuel capacity of 20 litres. It has an average consumption of 30 mpg and a top speed of 217 km/h. In a road test, the Laverda Jota 1000 Special achieved a standing 1/4 mile in 12.3 seconds and a top speed of 135 mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Laverda Jota 1000 Special

Year: 1983

Engine: Four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 2 valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 981 cc / 59.8 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 75 x 74 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
Induction: 3x 32mm Dell’Orto carbs
Ignition: Borsch electronic
Starting: Electric
Max power: 97 hp / 70.7 kW @ 7800 rpm
Max Torque: 90 Nm / 66.3 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: Coils springs
Rear Suspension: Dual shock absorbers, 5-way adjustable coil springs
Front Brakes: 2x 280mm discs 2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes: Single 280mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 100/90-18
Rear Tyre: 120/90-18
Wet Weight: 250 kg / 551 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 20 Litres / 5.4 US gal
Consumption average: 30 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.3 sec / 110 mph
Top Speed: 217 km/h / 135 mph
Road Test: Bike Group Test

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