1968 Montesa Scorpion

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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 the US market, Montesa aimed at Europe and both had significant dirt racing success in the 60’s.


The 1968 Montesa Scorpion featured a 250 CC (15.28 CID) air cooled single cylinder two stroke port valve motor that made 21 HP in an under 200 LB package. Great frame, really good suspension, decent brakes and you can see why the Montesa did well, particularly at Trials.


This Montesa Scorpion (VIN # 24M2365) is in Fresno, CA and is listed as sort of restored survivor. There is a large list of parts that have been ‘replaced, repaired, or cleaned’, The Montesa is currently sitting at $305 with reserve not met