Jump to content

TwoUpTourer

New member, but old Monty owner

Recommended Posts

After a long gap, back with a Cota200 to fool about on and restore.
I had a Montesa Cota 247 for a long time, sold it to a friend who restored it to this:-
 

SAM_3717.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

You often see some Bultacos at English Trials, especially Classic Trials, but the old (real) Montesas are rare.  Wonder why?

Edited by stpauls

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
48 minutes ago, stpauls said:

You often see some Bultacos at English Trials, especially Classic Trials, but the old (real) Montesas are rare.  Wonder why?

Leven Valley 2 Day was won by Steve Robson on a Montesa and a very original one was being ridden very well by Craig Turpie this year. You might be surprised how good they are 😎 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Craig Turpie’s dad is very knowledgeable about 247 Montesas - particularly about setting up brakes 👍🏾

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

I recon it's for the simple reason that they don't look quite as cool as Bultacos (also there's the rebel image of Bultaco, compared to Montesa which was run in a much more businesslike way).  There's shedloads of them here and yet it's very rare to see more than one or two at a trial.

Anyway, I wish my 349 looked as clean at that :P

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
On 10/11/2021 at 3:53 PM, turbofurball said:

I recon it's for the simple reason that they don't look quite as cool as Bultacos (also there's the rebel image of Bultaco, compared to Montesa which was run in a much more businesslike way).  There's shedloads of them here and yet it's very rare to see more than one or two at a trial.

Anyway, I wish my 349 looked as clean at that :P

Personally, I think the Montesa looks more cool. And I was never aware of any sort of rebel image attached to Bultaco.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Well, if everyone had the same taste the world would be boring ;)

And yes, Señor Bulto left Montesa when they wanted to cut out the race programme during a period of purse tightenning - he was passionate about competition more than profits!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
On 10/11/2021 at 7:35 AM, stpauls said:

You often see some Bultacos at English Trials, especially Classic Trials, but the old (real) Montesas are rare.  Wonder why?

I hate Montesas and my first love was Bultaco with my favourite being the 340, 199B.

However i have trialed a Mont 242 for a couple of years and as a stock bike its one of the best twinshocks ever made.

I dont know why the two makes are not loved equally as they certainly were back in the day.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Rose tinted specs or what? Some had real gearbox issues probably why there's not so many about ! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...