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
In the United States, Ossa is associated mostly with successful trials bikes, as well as some MX motorcycles. This 1970 Ossa 250 Sport was built during the Spanish manufacturer’s heyday, but was one of the very few street bikes that most Americans don’t remember. Only 330 of the Ossa Sports (which were actually named Wildfire in the US) were produced, between 1969 and 1971.
Known for the distinctive “dolphin” rear fairing, the 225 pound Wildfire got approximately 27 horsepower from its air-cooled, 2 stroke, single-cylinder engine. Top speed was just about 100, and you could count on a solid 45-50 miles per gallon, leading to a range of nearly 200 miles.
This specific Ossa 250 Sport is a completely restored example, with the drivetrain rebuilt by noted Ossa expert Alex Snoop. The US market bike (Wildfire) came with a fiberglass tank, while the European bike (250 Sport) came with a steel tank. This seller has both for you. We haven’t seen a Wildfire in this kind of shape for sale in a long, long time. Just note that the custom chain guard and handlebars are not stock.
Find this Ossa 250 Sport for sale here on eBay with an opening bid of $6,995 in Ooltewah, Tennessee.