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1969 Bultaco Metralla

In Spain, Sport by Tom WackerLeave a Comment

Bultaco was formed out of the failed Montesa Racing Division in 1958. Almost immediately Bultaco became a player in the trials and motocross segment of the sport. By 1969 you could buy a very competitive motocross bike right from your local dealer. The Bultaco dirt squirters are the stuff of legend.

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High Cam Racer – 1956 Parilla 250

In Race, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: Sold for $5,886 after 2 bids on eBay. Parilla was best known for their high cam motor – though they ended bumping up displacement to 250cc in response to the demand for more power from the US market. The 250cc engine made it into a variety of Parilla’s models, including the Wildcat, Trailmaster, Tourist, and GS. The …

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1970 Montesa Cota 247

In Off-Road, Spain by Ted CloughLeave a Comment

Editor’s Note: Here’s the first of what I’m sure will be many features from our newest contributor, Ted Clough! Montesa is a Spanish company that was formed in 1944. Interestingly, one of the founders was Francisco “Paco” Bulto, who later went on to form Bultaco in the late 50’s. Montesa initially built small street bikes and had some success in …

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Not a Metralla – 1973 Bultaco Alpina Custom

In Custom, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Alpina/Metralla Frankenstein sold for the great price of $2,550 after 13 bids. At first glance, you might have thought that this was a Metralla – but a closer inspection would leave you with some questions. Turns out that this bike started as a Alpina project that the seller bought in pieces, and in his/her words: “the …

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2007 Sherco 5.1i Enduro

In Dual-Sport, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Want a high-quality enduro but think Gas Gas or Husaberg are just too well known? Maybe Sherco is the company for you. Named after a hybrid of Bultaco and Sherpa, Sherco was founded in Spain in 1998. Nowadays they also have a production facility in France, and across both countries they build trials, supermoto, and enduro bikes. Here’s an example …

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1968 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

In Spain, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Bultaco is best known for off-road motorcycles, but the Metralla was an international legend when it was released at it was the fastest two-stroke bike you could buy. The Metralla produced 32 horsepower at a time when many automobiles were making less!

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Dick Mann Replica – 1971 OSSA 250 DMR

In Off-Road, Race, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: Despite 30 bids up to $5,000, this DMR did not meet reserve. While OSSA is probably best known for their trials bikes, one of their prettiest models was the Dick Mann Replica, a flat tracker designed with Dick Mann featuring a tuned 250cc OSSA engine. At the time, Yankee Motors of Schenectady, new York was importing OSSA’s into …

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Restored – 1971 Ossa Pioneer 250

In Dual-Sport, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

When a Cycle World reviewer got a 250 Pioneer to cover for the magazine, he was so impressed that he bought one for himself. He called it “one of the ruggedest bikes made” and one that was “happiest in the boondocks.” This example has been restored, so it’s ready for another 30+ years of getting dirty on trail rides.

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1977 Bultaco Pursang MK10

In Off-Road, Race, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

By the time Bultaco had got to the 10th version of the Pursang, you could order one in 125, 200, 250, and 370cc versions. This replica of the factory race bikes is based on a 250cc, meaning it was a Model 192 in Bultaco’s language of internal designations.

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Go Touring – 1971 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

In Spain, Sport, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Metralla tourer was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The Metralla is a legend in the world of classic bikes, but because they were the fastest two-stroke bike you could buy at the time, most people used them in racing or sport riding applications. Here’s an example with a rare factory fairing that’ll allow you …