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Old 10-27-2005, 11:05 PM   #1
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Massimo Laverda

Just heard the sad news of Massimo Laverda passing away. Another motorcycle legend leaves us.
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:36 AM   #2
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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.

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.
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:45 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:06 PM   #4
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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.

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