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1975 Bultaco Pursang 250 Mk8

In Off-Road, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

Originally formed in 1959, Bultaco was created primarily by former employees of the Montesa racing department. With time, Bultaco became known for off-road competition bike, and their most popular in the US was the Pursang. Bultaco offered the Pursang in engine sizes ranging from 125cc to 370cc before the first closure of the factory in 1979.

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Repli Racer in Belgium – 1967 Bultaco TSS 350

In Race, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

Between 1960 and 1970, Bultaco offered a series of road racers called TSS in displacements varying between 125 and 350. According to Mick Walker, when the 125 was released in 1960 it was the first production road race bike to be sold to the public. Near the end of the production run, Bultaco offered a ‘350’ using the new 360 …

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Some Work Needed – 1968 Bultaco Matador

In Less than 5k, Off-Road, Spain by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This project sold quite quickly at the asking price of $1,250. It’s a well known success story of how “Paco” Bulto resigned from Montesa in 1958 and formed a new company that had almost instant success on the track and a long and legendary run in dirt racing. The Matador started out as a 200 CC dirt …

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1977 Bultaco Frontera 370

In Dual-Sport, Less than 5k, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

In 1977, Bultaco had good success in the International Six Days Trail. The US entered a team of three riders on Bultaco hybrids that utilized both Frontera and Pursang parts and all three competitors achieved Gold Medals. Bultaco took what they learned from the competition and quickly revised the production Frontera.

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1997 Montesa Cota 315R

In Off-Road, Spain by Ted Clough0 Comments

Every so often I see a trials video, or catch some vintage trials at Barber and I think – I need to try that. I know I will never be a roadracer from my trackday experiences, and motocross/enduro are also pretty much out of the question as it is not a question of whether you will crash, but how much …

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1968 Montesa Scorpion

In Off-Road, Spain by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Montesa was formed in 1944 under a partnership between Pedro Permanyer and “Paco” Bulto. When Montesa decided (after considerable success) to leave the racing division in 1958 Bulto moved on to form Bultaco. Montesa floundered for several years until it brought out it’s 250 CC single that would form the backbone of the successful Scorpion series. Where Bultaco concentrated on …

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Game Changer – 1970 Bultaco Pursang Model 68

In Off-Road, Spain by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Bultaco was formed out of the wreckage of Montessa racing in 1958. Within one year they had their first racing win, taking 7 of the first 10 places in the Spanish Grand Prix 125cc class. In 1965 Bultaco completely dominated the Trials specialty with the two stroke Sherpa T, driving several British makers out of the business. In 1965 Bultaco …

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1969 Bultaco Metralla

In Spain, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Bultaco was formed out of the failed Montesa Racing Division in 1958. Almost immediately Bultaco became a player in the trials and motocross segment of the sport. By 1969 you could buy a very competitive motocross bike right from your local dealer. The Bultaco dirt squirters are the stuff of legend.

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High Cam Racer – 1956 Parilla 250

In Race, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: Sold for $5,886 after 2 bids on eBay. Parilla was best known for their high cam motor – though they ended bumping up displacement to 250cc in response to the demand for more power from the US market. The 250cc engine made it into a variety of Parilla’s models, including the Wildcat, Trailmaster, Tourist, and GS. The …

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1970 Montesa Cota 247

In Off-Road, Spain by Ted Clough0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Here’s the first of what I’m sure will be many features from our newest contributor, Ted Clough! Montesa is a Spanish company that was formed in 1944. Interestingly, one of the founders was Francisco “Paco” Bulto, who later went on to form Bultaco in the late 50’s. Montesa initially built small street bikes and had some success in …