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.”
Thanks to a customizable exhaust system (with a $25 ‘enduro’ option), power ranged from 22 to 30 horsepower. Bultaco basically took a good off-road bike and made a few modifications so that you could put a plate on it. For more on the Matador, check out this period review from Cycle World hosted on Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe.
The seller says this bike is almost completely restored. The chrome pieces have been rechromed, all aluminum pieces were polished, and all metal pieces were powder coated. The tank and sidecovers were painted and clear coated, and the bike has new rims with Buchanan spokes. The odometer shows 1,503 miles, but it’s unclear if any mechanical work was performed. Find this Matador for sale in Yuma, Arizona for $5,950 here on Craigslist.
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