Exploring the race department of Toni Bou’s team is a dream that each and every reader must think about at some point in their trials riding life time. Whether you are a Toni
Bou fan or not, a fan of Montesa or not, it must come onto everyone’s radar at some point. When our sister publication in France entered this sacred place, the home of
HRC Barcelona, they were made very welcome, shall we say ‘At Home’; the whole workforce were very transparent in all areas, for which they were very grateful. The matchmaker in this exciting day and one we have to say a big thank you to is Michel Kaufman of S3. He is an official supplier to the team, and the one who took us to this exciting destination in Spain.
We take you through this journey by a selection of pictures showing you the dream team and the very impressive workshop and its facilities. ARTICLE GENERATION: RODOLPHE SABATIER PICTURES: EL RODO
SORRY: When TrialMagazine called in, only two machines were being worked on. One was that of Takahisa Fujinami and the team member Josep Banyeres.
TITANIUM: The entire exhaust system is made of titanium. It takes a full day for two mechanics to fully prepare a machine before a competition.
SUPPORT: Quim Isart is one of the support personnel of Toni Bou and is employed by Montesa in this position, although he does not wear white like Jordi Riera, Bou’s mechanic. Living and training in Andorra, Toni has three identical machines and ‘Fuji’ has two.
PROHIBITED: The engine is the vital organ that the staff in Barcelona cannot touch. Everything is developed in Japan and cannot be changed.
CLUTCH: The clutch housing cover is different from the standard model. The whole block is magnesium, including the injection body!