1967 Bultaco Metralla Mk2 Hemmings Motor News

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Bultaco Metralla 250
Bultaco Metralla 250

The road racer you can ride on the

Feature Article from Sports Exotic Car

Kick the in any major motorcycle manufacturer’s today, and what qualifies as a is a mildly detuned version of the 750cc Grand Prix machine. Nimble, lightweight and fast, these bikes are the machines that get the young in the showroom with their spending money.

Back in the though, racing motorcycles a lot different. What you would likely see on the track was powered by a single. They were light and nimble, but the kind of you could squeeze out of a 250 was of a different than provided by today’s monsters.

In the late 1960s, Bultaco had its reputation mostly as a builder of machines. The Spanish manufacturer a good number of dirtbikes to the States, but its street machines mostly for local consumption. Bultaco dealers in the States small shops that to racing enthusiasts, so these never really built a audience when they produced.

Spain built a lot of motorcycles, but by the 1960s was at a significant disadvantage to the Japanese, Italian, German and manufacturers. Manufacturers elsewhere build multi-cylinder machines of increasing displacement, but due to restrictions on Spanish manufacturers by the Socialist Bultaco could only one engine in a handful of sizes.

The used the same two-… as used in the rest of the Bultaco this one punched up to 250cc. seem like much, but that the entire motorcycle just 250 pounds, and the engine put out a 32hp. A lot of imported cars that era didn’t put out 32hp.

In the day, 100 MPH was the gold standard for any motorcycle, and the Metralla could get For a time, the Bultaco Metralla was the two-… street bike in the

The Metralla’s oil mixing system is unique. Some bikes a mixing cup when refueling. use an oil-injection system to meter oil and as it’s used. Instead, the has an oil mix tank with a plunger.

Bultaco Metralla 250
Bultaco Metralla 250

When refueling, give the a few pumps, and the oil is precisely measured the fuel tank.

Bultaco continue building the Mk2 until when it was replaced by an updated In total, approximately 5,000 found owners, at an original of around $600.

Our own Fix It Again Pearson is the owner of this 1967 edition. I grew up Bultacos in the late 1960s, Tony. My dad’s best was Charlie Hockey (1959 #1 AMA plate — Hare who had a Bul dealership in Hawthorn, California. In or ’67, he had a black and silver that I would just at for hours.

It’s funny, but the bike a lot smaller than I remembered as a kid.

Riding it is like a smoke … into a nest, then climbing on. time I ride the bike, I to myself, ‘Really? Guys these skinny-tired, drum-braked, things in anger?’ Major for those brave souls who had no what sport bikes be like a scant 25 years

This article originally in the April, 2010 issue of Sports Exotic Car.


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