Post Listing Update: This Pioneer did not meet reserve with 12 bids up to $1,875 on eBay.
Ossa was a Spanish firm that offered a wide variety of dirt bikes to cover anything that an off-road enthusiast could want to do. The Pioneer was OSSA’s enduro bike, though realistically the pavement experience was limited to putting around in town. In the dirt, it was quite impressive for something that was street legal. In fact, in a 1969 Cycle World review, a “staff member was so impressed with the test bike, he bought an identical OSSA of his own.“
Per this later (1971) Cycle World review hosted by Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe, the “Pioneer is really OSSA’s 250 Stilleto scrambler in drag.” The ’71 model got a few upgrades, including Betor suspension front and rear and a 5-speed transmission to deal with the output from the 244cc two-stroke single. Other basic specifications include a top speed of 73 mph, 42 mpg, 21 horsepower, and a curb weight (with half a tank of fuel) of just 257 pounds. That Cycle World review could be summed up with one quote: “Fast or slow, rough or tight, versatility is what this machine is all about“.
This example (VIN: M301 207) has 2,544 miles and is said to run like new thanks to some new “small parts” and a carb that was rebuilt by Alex Snoop. The sale includes the original owner’s manual as well as a cool workshop manual as well. It’s not perfect cosmetically, but this is a pleasant survivor that the seller says “needs to be preserved.”
Find this Pioneer for sale in Bluffton, South Carolina with bidding up to $1,625 and the reserve not yet met
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