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Restored – 1970 Bultaco El Bandido Mk2

In Off-Road, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This Bultaco did not meet reserve despite 10 bids up to $5,651.88. In 1967, Bultaco introduced their first open class bike and gave it one of the best names and logos in the business. It was called the El Bandido (obviously, The Bandit), and it was available in scrambles and MX variants. The Mark 2 version was …

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No Reserve – 1974 Ossa Phantom 250

In Off-Road, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

By the early 70s, OSSA had established a dominant position in the off-road motorcycle market. But when Honda released the 250cc Elsinore, the Spanish firm was forced to respond with a strong competitor. The Phantom 250 met the mark, thanks to 33 horsepower and a weight of just 198 pounds. The $1,350 MSRP was a significant $250 more than Honda’s …

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1965 Montesa Impala Sport 250

In Spain, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Impala Sport sold for the BIN of $10,500. Montesa was formed in 1944 by Pedro Permanyer and Paco Bulto. After some significant success in racing and sales Bulto left the company (leading to the formation of Bultaco) in 1958. By 1960 Montesa had brought out it’s first Impala, a 175 CC. 1965 saw …

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1965 Bultaco Metisse Pursang 250

In Off-Road, Spain by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This Metisse sold for $6,050 after 22 bids on eBay. By 1965 Bultaco had been building fast motorcycles for 8 years. They were a dominant force in the off road racing scene in Europe and introduced what would become their most popular American model in ‘65, the Pursang. There was a reason for the Pursang’s ‘instant hit’ …

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1969 Bultaco Metralla

In Spain, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

You just can’t deny that Paco Bulto was a passionate motorcycle guy. He loved building motorcycles and making the best he could. The Bultaco dirt bikes are just the stuff of legend, but the company built some terrific road machines, too. The Metralla started life as a 200 CC two stroke single in 1962 and was considered to have near …

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1969 Bultaco Matador

In Dual-Sport, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

About the ’69 Matador, Cycle World said it has the “uncanny ability to change its character from that of gentle trail plodder, to hard-charging racer, to graceful trails mount, to occasional ride-to-work tool.” This example is almost completely restored – just missing some “correct fasteners.”

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1966 Bultaco Metralla Project Bike

In Spain, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Formed out of the wreckage of the Montesa racing program in 1958, Bultaco was a company organized around producing fast motorcycles. Though they would become best known for their off road products, Bultaco also built some fine street/race machines in their 25 year history. Introduced in 1962 the Metralla was quite possibly the fastest 2 stroke motorcycle on the planet …

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Ad Hoc #24 – 2016 Yamaha XSR700

In Custom, Japan, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

David Gonzalez is one of my favorite builders out there right now, thanks to the bikes coming out of his shop called Ad Hoc Cafe Racers. His newest is #24, and it’s now available for sale. Ad Hoc already built a custom XSR in partnership with Yamaha, but I think this one is a better overall package.

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1972 Bultaco Astro 250

In Off-Road, Race, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

The Astro was Bultaco’s factory flat tracker – ready to race from the dealership floor. Exported solely to the US to satisfy the American obsession with flat track back in the day, it was available in either 250cc (Model 163) or 360cc (Model 164) options. The bike was named after Houston’s Astrodome, which often hosted the opening short dirt track …

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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.