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1978 Bultaco Metralla GTS

In Spain, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

10-3-2018 Update: Over 3 years later, Bob K notes that this bike is back up for sale with a huge discount. Find it still in Colorado Springs, Colorado here on Craigslist for $4,500 (the previous asking price was $7,500). Post Listing Update: This Metralla did not get any interest at the BIN of $7,500. The GTS was the end of …

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Restored Model 8 – 1962 Bultaco Metralla 200

In Spain, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Metralla did not meet the reserve despite 25 bids up to $4,600. 9-20-2018 Update: Though the VIN has been changed by one digit (to 802208), this bike is back up for sale 3 months later with bidding up to $4,200 with the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This Metralla did not …

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Restored – 1970 Bultaco El Bandido Mk2

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Bultaco sold for $9,000 after 13 bids on eBay…to Bike-urious reader David N! In 1967, Bultaco introduced their first open class bike and gave it one of the best names and logos in the business. It was called the El Bandido (obviously, The Bandit), and it was available in scrambles and MX variants. The Mark 2 …

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1971 OSSA Pioneer 250

In Dual-Sport, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 …

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1971 Bultaco Matador 250

In Dual-Sport, Spain by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

In the post war world of enduro motorcycling, a few brands have earned legendary status: the Swedish Husqvarna and three famous Spanish brands: Ossa, Montesa, and Bultaco. Bultaco was founded in 1959 by famous Spanish road racing champion, Francisco Xavier Bulto. It was not Francisco’s first shot, as he created Bultaco right after he resigned from Montesa (which he co-founded …

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1968 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

In Spain, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Metralla sold for $7,500 after 18 bids on eBay. When it was released, the Metralla Mk2 was the fastest two-stroke motorcycle you could buy. It held that title for a short time – you should check out Mat Oxley’s book Stealing Speed to learn why two-stroke development was at a fever pitch during this decade – …

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1970 OSSA Plonker

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Plonker sold for $2,300 after 12 bids on eBay. The OSSA Plonker (“plonking” used to be a different term for trials riding, as you’d “plonk” around rugged terrain at low speeds) was built in conjunction with trials expert Mick Andrews. It was their first attempt at a true observed trials bike, and it was succeeded by …

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Restored – 1972 OSSA 250 MAR

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This MAR sold for $5,000 after 39 bids on eBay. The OSSA MAR (Mick Andrews Replica) was built after OSSA hired the English rider to design and ride a new trials bike – he went on to win two consecutive European Trials Championships and three consecutive Scottish Six Days Trials with it. In 1973, Andrews moved to …

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1964 Lube-NSU Condor

In Less than 5k, Spain, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Founded in 1947 by Luis Bejarano Morga, Lube was a relatively popular Spanish motorcycle manufacturer that utilized NSU motors starting in 1952. In their best years, they sold almost 1,000 bikes a year and it went out of business in 1967. This Condor is from 1964, the last year for NSU powerplants.

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#100 – 1969 Bultaco Lobito 100

In Off-Road, Small Displacement, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Lobito did not get any interest at the opening ask of $4,500. Bultaco’s “Little Wolf”, the Lobito was available in a variety of displacements over the years. The tiniest of the offerings was the 10 horsepower, 2-stroke 100cc, and today we’ve got a restored example that appropriately happens to be the 100th example ever built.