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Restored Model 13 – 1964 Bultaco Mercurio

In Spain, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Mercurio again did not meet reserve, this time despite 16 bids up to $3,601 on eBay. 4-7-19 Update: Almost a year later, this Mercurio is back up for sale. Nothing seems to have changed since bidding stalled out at $3,733 last time, but here’s your chance if you missed it in June. Find this Bultaco for …

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Model 18 – 1968 Bultaco El Bandido

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

One of the rarer Bultacos ever made, the El Bandido 360 was an open class racer that could be ordered with either a 19″ or 21″ front wheel depending on your desire to compete in MX events or Scrambles. Either way, you’d get a beautiful bike with one of my favorite logos in motorcycling.

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Cycle World Cover Bike – ESMC’s “Desert Wolf” Harley Roadster

In America, Custom, Dual-Sport, Spain by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

The Desert Wolf was one of three identical bikes constructed for an ambitious 2017 project which was the brainchild of El Solitario’s head honcho, David Borras. While you can read all about Borras’ and the El Sol crew’s Saharan adventure on said bikes in a full-length Cycleworld writeup — the issue’s feature/cover story — in a nutshell the idea was …

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Ending Soon – 1972 Ossa MAR 350

In Off-Road, Spain by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This MAR did not get any interest at the BIN of $7,500. Mick Andrews first started competing in trials events at the age of 15. Before Andrews turned 18, he was offered a seat on a factory racer for AJS, where he spent the next half-decade. In ‘66 the Elton, Derbyshire-born rider accepted an offer to ride …

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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 …