Three Bultacos

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Who would have be­lieved we would ever talk of three gen­er­a­tions of Bul­taco tri­als mo­tor­cy­cles? In this fea­ture Justin Norek Jnr rides three dif­fer­ent mod­els which rep­re­sent three mile­stones in the his­tory of this iconic Span­ish mo­tor­cy­cle brand from the col­lec­tion of Ric­cardo Aime. The Bul­taco model 80 was the first one equipped with the Cam­peon up­grade kit – the so-named slim line – the model 199A, the blue one from 1979 and the last model of tri­als mo­tor­cy­cle built un­der the Bul­taco trade­mark or, if we want, the very first Sherco tri­als mo­tor­cy­cle. These ma­chines rep­re­sented around forty years of tri­als his­tory and tech­ni­cal evo­lu­tion start­ing from the first 250cc kit Cam­peon which was a ro­bust, heavy ma­chine be­fore we ar­rive at a light­weight, wa­ter cooled monoshock ma­chine with the Bul­taco/Sherco. Three gen­er­a­tions of spe­cific trial ma­chines, each one as a ref­er­ence ma­chine for their own era. A real panorama in tech­ni­cal evo­lu­tion of the mo­tor­cy­cles of our beau­ti­ful sport. All three ma­chines are part of a small col­lec­tion that Ric­cardo has, and are more or less stan­dard but have been mod­i­fied to ride and be com­petitvie. In other words the ma­chines are in orig­i­nal con­di­tion but have small mod­i­fi­ca­tions car­ried out on them so they can be rid­den and en­joyed in the tri­als haz­ards that are found in the mod­ern era of clas­sic events. Ar­ti­cle: Ric­cardo Aime, Justyn Norek Jnr and John Hulme

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