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European Import – 1965 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

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In the 60s, Bultaco was known primarily for its off-roaders (I’ll be featuring a cherry Alpina 350 tomorrow), especially in the US. Their streetbikes were normally relegated to stay in Bultaco Cemoto’s home country of Spain, which imposed regulations allowing Bultaco to only use one engine in a small variety of sizes. You would think this put the Spanish company …

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1974 Bultaco Alpina

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After the success of the Sherpa T, Bultaco released the Alpina 250, a bike specifically built for enduro riders. After 3 years, Bultaco offered a more powerful 350 variant, which you see in front of you. For more information on the 250 version of the Alpina, check out this article from Hemmings. Bikes like this helped Bultaco win the world …

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1969 Bultaco El Tigre

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Available only for one year, this Bultaco El Tigre (if I’m allowed to oversimplify) is basically a Metralla 250 that’s been turned into a street scrambler. Only about 700 were ever sold, and this specific one has just 1,800 miles. The tank has been repainted, and it runs great. It’s been with the second owner since 1970. Find this Bultaco …

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1974 Bultaco Matador MkV

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The Spanish motorcycle company Bultaco was created when Francisco Bulto resigned from Montesa – a company he had co-founded – because the board wanted to withdraw from racing and he had no interest in such a decision. He took most of Montesa’s racing department with him and created Bultaco. Today we’ve got a Bultaco Matador MkV, designed by Luis Carreras, …

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Derbi Senda 50

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In production since 1998, the Derbi Senda is a 50cc motorcycle that was barely brought into the US. This is basically a tiny supermoto with excellent components – 6 speed transmission, liquid cooling, and a top speed over 50 miles per hour. You’ll get plenty of extras like a 24mm Mikuni carb, Arrow Ti exhaust, Rox 2″ risers, and more. …

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1974 Bultaco Tiron

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Post-Sale Update: This Bultaco El Tiron sold for $2,392.67 after 31 bids on eBay. Here’s a rare off-roader from Bultaco – I can’t say that I’ve ever seen one in the wild. It will need a little bit of work, but it runs. All that’s missing is the front light bulb, lens, and rear tail light. Find this Bultaco Tiron …

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1976 Montesa 348 Trail

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Post-Listing Update: Even though it was relisted, this Montesa 348 Trail never received a single bid at $1,595. Based on the revolutionary Cota, the Montesa 348 Trail was designed as a street-legal alternative that would allow you to travel nearly anywhere, albeit slowly.

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1967 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

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Post-Listing Update: After being relisted several times, this Metralla did not sell at $14,000, $13,700…or any price. In the 60s, Bultaco was known primarily for its off-roaders, especially in the US. Their streetbikes were normally relegated to stay in Bultaco Cemoto’s home country of Spain, which imposed regulations allowing Bultaco to only use one engine in a small variety of …

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1972 Ossa Stiletto

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Post-Sale Update: After 25 bids on eBay, this Ossa Stiletto sold for $2,475. The Ossa Stiletto is a simple 175cc enduro that’s notable for the flowy fiberglass bodywork that looks like it could be one piece. This specific example is in great mechanical shape and some scratches as to be expected of a 40 year-old bike. With several vintage stickers, …

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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 …

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Wildfire – 1970 Ossa 250 Sport

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11-23 Update: As you might expect, this Wildfire did not get much attention at a $7,000 opening bid. However, it’s now back up for sale with bidding up to $3,999 and the reserve not yet met. Find it available here on eBay. In the United States, Ossa is associated mostly with successful trials bikes, as well as some MX motorcycles. …

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Featured First – 1965 Bultaco TSS 250

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Post-Sale Update: This Bultaco TSS 250 did not get any bites at $40,000. In 1965, Bultaco created the first 250cc factory production road racer – the Bultaco TSS 250. Just 51 were produced between ’65 and ’66. The Spanish company actually sold this Works racer, also known as the Model 24, directly to their competitor, EMC Motorcycles in England.

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1976 Montesa Cappra 125

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The Montesa Cappra 125 was the Spanish firm’s attempt at a motocross bike specifically for young riders. To help promote the bike, Montesa even created a “Montesa 125cc Trophy”, a spec series specifically for the small displacement Cappra. It was so popular that they had to change the format of the competition, adding several heats just to handle the number …

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Metrakit Pre-GP 125

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Looking for a purpose-built race bike for a young racer-to-be? Look no further than the Metrakit Pre-GP 125. Metrakit, a Spanish company that unfortunately went bankrupt (but still has a large presence in Australia), was well known for creating a series of tiny roadracers that were quite dominant in 50-80cc mini GP races across the world. In the mid 2000s, …

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1972 Montesa King Scorpion 250

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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 …