Massimo Laverda

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Steve G., Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    Just heard the sad news of Massimo Laverda passing away. Another motorcycle legend leaves us.
    Ciao, Steve G.
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  2. Possu

    Possu de-nOObed!

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    Didn't know much about although I briefly owned a '79 Jota with the 180 crank & upright shocks. Amusing but crappy Bosch ignition soured the experience, as did getting t-boned by a car destroying the bike in the process.:cry

    Not the best handling bike built, okay on long fast sweepers but dreadful in the tight stuff, likened to riding a "five bar gate".....

    The 180 motor made a glorious noise though. :thumb
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  3. Eurobiker

    Eurobiker Vintage Cat Herder

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    Steve, I just heard this too. You must be on the Laverda lists. Godspeed Massimo and condolences to his family; especially his brother Piero. :cry
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  4. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    I took my Jota out for wail this afternoon. Wanted to show my repects somehow. I thought flying down the highway at 110mph on a 180deg is what Massimo would want to hear.

    Ciao, Steve G.
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