1970 Montesa 247 Cota

In Less than 5k, Off-Road, Spain by Ted CloughLeave a Comment

I don’t know what it is about Trials bikes that make me want to hit the “Buy Now” prompt. I think it is just because they represent the essence of motorcycling. Two wheels, a simple engine, twist and go. This Montesa ticks those boxes…

Montesa has been around since 1944. In the postwar years they developed and built several successful small-displacement two-stroke road and race bikes. Their first trials bikes came out in 1967, and were immediately successful, winning the 1968 Spanish Trials Championship. They are actually still around, but now 85% owned by Honda as a Spanish subsidiary, and still putting out World-class Trials bikes.

The 247 Cota is a 247cc (duh!) piston-port 2-stroke, that puts out a whopping 20hp through a 5-speed transmission. Key, though is a weight of only 192 pounds. In the proper hands, that 20 hp can do amazing things. Like these…

But seriously, though, if you were ever thinking vintage trials would be fun, this is the perfect bike. Or just a way cool pit bike or local trail bike, your choice…..

All the cosmetics have been taken care of, and it has a Keihin carb conversion, so it should be ready to go. You can find this Cota here on Craigslist. It is located in Greenville, SC, for $2,100.