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Beautifully crafted but the front end just doesn't do it for me. Here's a slide show of the bike from the maker:http://vintage-motorbikes.com/galleries/ala'verda%20albi/

 

I hope the Guy who is trying to get Norton going again succeeds. I see a Norton rotary is at the IOM TT this year. I was hoping to take my Rotary Classic to the island this year but time and money won't allow   [:(]

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Re Laverda Handling.

In the late 70s I allowed my Moto- Guzzi 850T3 to participated in a tyre comparison testing session organised by Dunlop at the Moira test track. As it suggests, all makes of machines shod with different makes of tyres took part in the testing, my T3 was the only bike to have the Avon Road Runners fitted .

Roger Slater had supplied Pete Davies Jota. When this monster was put on the test track I was fortunate enough to be in the pace car, a police spec 3.5 Rover complete with dual calibrated speedo's. The bike was incredibly fast down the straight 130+,  BUT every lap of the track as it came off the banking onto the straight it would go into an incredible tank slapper, from the pace car it looked incredibly scary.

 My Guzzi on the other hand went around the curcuit at125mph as though on rails, this puzzled the technicians who though that it might be the tyres, so they asked if they could remove my Avons and fit a set of the new Red Arrows, I agreed with a proviso that I could keep my Avons, this they agreed so then quickly scrubbed the tyres put the wheel back on the bike and out they went again, to thier dismay the bike performed exactly as before, a   s though on rails. I ended up being the first owner of a machine shod with a set of 18 inch Dunlop Red Arrows. I did however have to give a progress report to Dunlop, after just 4 weeks I had completely worn out the rear tyre only 4000mls, 2 weeks later the front was then replaced at 6000mls.Durability rubbish but boy they were very sticky. I also recieved a letter from Comerfords the importers of the Ducati and Guzzi marques asking what I had done to make my T3 so quick? as it was actually clocked with my consent at an incredible 128mph and I was in the pace car to witness this speed.My reply the the importer's, I ranit in as per  instructions.

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