Built between 1978 and 1984, the Crono was Montesa’s last road bike. It was offered in 75cc, 125cc, and 350cc displacements. The Crono was created in response to Bultaco’s introduction of the Streaker, and it even led to the creation of a racing series called La Copa Crono (Crono Cup).
When Montesa introduced the Crono to the public, they debuted “Operation Crono 75”, a 5,850 mile journey through 48 Spanish provinces in October and November of 1978. Three bikes were ridden all around the country – two by Montesa employees and one by dealership employees that would ride between dealerships and pass the bike off to someone else like a baton in a relay race.
This example started as a 75cc model but the seller states that it’s been equipped with a 125cc kit offered by Montesa. It’s claimed to be 100% original and it’s definitely a rare find in the US. While the seller suggests that this is a 1982 model, it actually looks to be from 1978-1981. In ’81, Montesa revised the model and it got a small headlight fairing and gray paint. Find this Crono for sale near Omar, Delaware for $3,200 here on Craigslist.
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