Post Listing Update: This Bultaco did not meet reserve despite 10 bids up to $5,651.88.
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.
This example has “been restored to better than like new.” The motor was rebuilt by Lynn Mobley, a Bultaco guru. A couple of weeks ago this bike placed first in the Race Bike category at the Elkhart Lake motorcycle show.
Find this El Bandido for sale in Kenosha, Wisconsin with bidding up to $3,550 and the reserve not yet met