Mon­tesa Cota

Classic Dirtbike - - Letters -

I read the last Clas­sic Dirt Bike and liked the short story about the Mon­tesa Cota 310, also as the bike had quite a unique colour scheme. Thank you very much for show­ing up with that in­ter­est­ing bike.

I would love to see more tests and ar­ti­cles about air-cooled monos as these are, in my opin­ion, now clas­sic bikes in every as­pect too.

I also like the bikes most if they still are used, in good ser­viced shape but still orig­i­nal as much as pos­si­ble from the paint of the frame to the plas­tics and stick­ers. Of course time takes its toll to all ma­te­ri­als and me­chan­i­cal items, so with fur­ther us­age parts like chains, pis­tons, tyres and so on have to be re­placed, also re­pairs have to be done and ad­just­ments to the in­di­vid­ual rider's style are needed, but the rest should be as orig­i­nal as pos­si­ble also to give fu­ture gen­er­a­tions the same driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence as when the bike was new. Pa­trik Beck­mann Email Pa­trik, we did do a se­ries of fea­tures on air-cooled monos, start­ing in is­sue 21 with an over­view of six bikes, then the fol­low­ing six is­sues took a de­tailed look at each bike. We had a Yamaha, a Beta TR34 sim­i­lar to yours in your pic, an RTL Honda, a Fan­tic and two Gas­gas. Happy to do more of course… what do oth­ers think? TB

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