1974 Montesa Cota 123

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An excellent beginner trials bike (some of our readers probably started on one of these), the Montesa Cota 123 is now a simple reminder that bikes don’t have to be giant hunks of metal and horsepower for you to have fun on them. New riders are often stunned by how tiny the original Montesa’s are, likening them to a large BMX bike.

Montesa Cota 123 - Left Side

With an original MSRP of around $960, the Cota 123 gave you decent bang for the buck, with a 13 horsepower engine, 6-speed transmission, and a weight of just 156 pounds. Fuel capacity was 1.2 gallons, and though it didn’t come with factory instrumentation, today’s bike has a fork mounted speedo for you.

Montesa Cota 123 - Seat

There aren’t many details given about this specific Montesa Cota 123, just that it’s quite original and that it’s a runner.

Montesa Cota 123 - Right Side

Find this Montesa Cota 123 for sale here on Craigslist for $1,500 in Marietta, Georgia. This bike-uriousity brought to you by James V!