Bultaco – Sherco
The third and final machine tested by Justin was the Bultaco/Sherco model, which is a stock one with no modification apart from the substitution of modern footrests. This particular model is a limited edition, machine number 62 of 150, a batch built to celebrate Graham Jarvis winning the Scottish Six Days Trial in 1999. This is a 250cc and of a ‘new generation’ using a water-cooled, single cylinder engine, mono-shock rear suspension with disk brakes fitted front and rear. This trials machine is very different from the other motorcycles tested in this feature, as we are sure you can appreciate. This is the last trials machine from Bultaco to carry the famous ‘Thumbs Up’ emblem.
Justyn Norek Jnr: “Without a doubt the superb contribution from Graham Jarvis in the early days of Sherco put it on the trials scene as a world beater. In 1998 Frenchman Marc Tessier started on the adventure to develop his own trials motorcycle brand. He initially named it a Bultaco but due to some legal problems he was forced to change the name to Sherco. As we have already stated this is a limited-issue machine, produced to celebrate the win by Jarvis at the 1999 Scottish Six Days Trial. It feels very modern after riding the other two Bultacos, with the most noticeable difference being the light weight and suspension that actually works so well. The power delivery feels a little harsh but you could compete on this machine in a modern competition and it would still be competitive”