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 version was released soon after – the easiest way to differentiate them was noticing the addition of alloy fenders. It also got a displacement bump from 350 to 362cc, resulting in 43.5 horsepower.
The horsepower was significant – this bike made 10 more horsepower than a Pursang 250 but it only weighed 20 pounds more. For more on El Bandido, check out this article on Motocross Action Magazine, where they suggest that a restored example is worth about $10,000. Seems like they were spot on, as the seller notes that this bike (VIN: B6100629) sold at the 2016 Mecum Las Vegas auction and the sale price was…$10,000.
Find this El Bandido for sale in Brooklyn, New York with an unmet opening bid of $3,500