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Subscribing to the bigger is better theory, Laverda’s three-cylinder powerhouse proves good things indeed come in big packages.
I was with TJ Jackson when he purchased his Vincent Black Shadow (left) at the 2018 Mecum Summer auction, and it’s ready for some exposure. I’m skipping a couple projects to move this up, but it’ll be worth it. Speaking of Mecum (center) it’s January so that means the annual extravaganza at the South Point is near! We’ll be there. Soon in RC (right) will be my feature on Ducati’s ultra-hip Darmah 900 SS Desmo. Ride a classic? Read RealClassic!
“Thus prepped, Ducati’s 900SS shaved one-half second off its ¼-mile (12.4) and with heavier clutch springs, it’d run with a Jota. “A licensed racer will get around quicker on the GS1000 by working around its limitations,” said one tester. “But not having any of that to deal with, the average rider will feel safer and have more fun on the Ducati. It’s ridiculously easy to ride fast.” Nolan Woodbury, RealClassic magazine 2015.