Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Montesa King Scorpion 250 sold for $1,995 on eBay.
The Montesa King Scorpion 250 was one of the bikes that changed public perception of what a dual sport machine was. Instaed of taking a street machine and tacking on ‘dirt’ features, Montesa introduced the concept of starting with a true off-roader, and then tacking on lights and indicators to make it street legal. Producing 22 horsepower and weighing just 270 pounds, this bike was one of the best off-road options available at the time.
When new, this bike had a MSRP of $1,238. To be frank, it wasn’t very good in the MX world, though with a few choice modifications, you could make it a rather excellent trail bike. What modifications, you ask? Simple – upgrade the shocks, probably rewire it up a bit, and go 1 tooth smaller on the countershaft sprocket. No matter how much you modify it, though, expect it to still be a 1-3 kick bike. Want to learn more? Check out a very helpful period review from Modern Cycle Magazine back in December of 1970.
This specific Montesa King Scorpion 250 has been in a private collection for decades, and has just 1,802 miles. Everything seems to be original, thanks to the fact that this bike has never seen hard dirt usage. The seller claims that the bike runs great, and that it “sounds like a new bike”. Hopefully the new owner will agree!
Find this Montesa King Scorpion 250 for sale here on eBay with an opening bid of $2,495 in Naples, Maine.