Clem, I wrote standard Laverda hydraulic setup. I had one on my 3CL."Don't use a standard Laverda hydraulic set up. No lighter than a cable and it'll leave you stranded one day when either the seal lets go or the cover cracks."
Paul Marx, you realy must stop saying that a hydraulic set up is no lighter than a cable type, it is, oh yes it is, just so long as you get a non standard Ducati master cylinder, or an 80's Triumph one, (but not so light with that) mine is as light as any Jap 250, and when modified, the cylinder cannot push the front out. This can easilly be done to a stock undamaged cover by the use of a specially made extended hose union, that screws into the casting AS WELL AS the shrunk in cylinder, I have these in stock if anyone wants one, specially made for me, but I recomend that they are fitted by an engineer with machine tools, although a clever home mechanic could do it.That saves an original cover and cannot be seen, but if it is already cracked, it can be repaired with a permanent fix that shows the cylinder on the face of the cover, see pics of my own, the hose can be installed wherever you like, I prefer mine to go straight into the cylinder.
A sales gimmick that would leave you stranded with a leaking slave cylinder seal a lot more often than a broken clutch cable would.