Jump to content

Bultaco 199A & B Colour Codes


midgy
 Share

Recommended Posts

Does anybody know if the blue colour on the 199A and 199B are the same, or is the 199B a different shade of blue? Especially the blue on the fork sliders and the yolks on the 199B

Thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

 
 

Had a discussion with a number of Bultaco experts some time ago about possible  shades of Bultaco blue. It ended  "there is only one known Bultaco blue from factory". Different shades of blue seen on old colour photos is possibly due to agening photos. This is good for me unless someone has different and more correct information.

My remark is RAL5015 suits well (or perfect) and it´s easy to find https://www.ctborracha.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/3-RAL-to-Pantone-Conversion.pdf

Edited by carl ekblom
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 
9 hours ago, carl ekblom said:

Had a discussion with a number of Bultaco experts some time ago about possible  shades of Bultaco blue. It ended  "there is only one known Bultaco blue from factory". Different shades of blue seen on old colour photos is possibly due to agening photos. This is good for me unless someone has different and more correct information.

My remark is RAL5015 suits well (or perfect) and it´s easy to find https://www.ctborracha.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/3-RAL-to-Pantone-Conversion.pdf

Bultaco used many German standards but produced their bikes due to the Spanish tax regulations,
Like the strength of their bolts, the Bing carbs build by them and as told I painted two bikes in RAL 5015 and where told both times that is the right color, still it shades a bit depending the brand.
I think it worked out very good. First photo of the pair is original, the second is rebuild a rebuild.

First 2:
175 Sherpa in summer 82 and in summer 83 refurbished.

Second 2:
2x 340 Sherpa when pulled out of a garage in 2009 and later refurbished:

175'er Bultaco Sommer 82 03.jpg

175#er Bultaco 01.jpg

100_0643-2.jpg

Sherpa 199b 01 20-09-2015.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Thanks guys for the colour info.

It is just I thought the blue shade on the forks and yolks on the 199B  models seemed to be different to the blue on the 199A frames.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

It looks the Finnish flag blue is Pantone 294C which seems to be little more blue then RAL 5015 so correct shade of blue looks to be 294C for 199B and RAL 5015 for 199AB)

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

I’m just about to have my 199B painted and would love to know what the correct colours are .

I recall that back in the day legend had it, that Bultaco painted the Forks and the Top & Bottom Yokes in Finnish Blue  and the rest of the 199B (Tank and Side Panels) were finished in RAL 5015. Bearing in mind we received the 199B with a Polypropylene (Plastic) Tank here in Ireland and not the Homerlite metal Tank.

 

Edited by model80
Link to comment
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...
 Share

×
  • Create New...