Predecessor to the Jota, the Laverda 3C was the Italian firms’ first three-cylinder engine. It’s also a rare bike, and this beauty is in my favorite of the Laverda colors.
The 981cc engine produced 85 horsepower, good for a top speed of 133 miles per hour – must have been fun without a fairing. Dry weight was just shy of 500 pounds, and it was the bike that introduced the 180 degree cylinder arrangement that gave certain Laverda triples a noise that passionate fans yearn for. When Roger Slater, the UK importer of Laverdas hopped this bike up with some racing parts, it was the impetus for Laverda to release the instant classic Jota. For more on this powerful triple, check out this article from Motorcycle Classics.
This specific Laverda 3C (VIN: 1000*2713) has a recent restoration with less than 100 miles on the rebuilt motor. It features Jota pistons and Witt ignition. Plenty of parts were replaced, including the brakes, wheel bearings, headers, seat, and more. The seller says the only flaw on the bike is a small scuff on the rear edge of the left exhaust pipe.
Find this Laverda 3C for sale in Dundas, Ontario, Canada with bidding up to $8,900 and the reserve not yet met