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Bultaco

Bultaco was a Spanish manufacturer of two-stroke motorcycles from 1958 to 1983 and this 244cc.TSS road racing model was one of their most successful machines during that period. This one was in the paddock at Donnington Park during my visit there in early August for a classic motorcycle race meeting and now belongs to a rider called Kevin Breedon who managed 16th.and 14th.places in his two races. I hadn’t seen one of these for many years although during the 1960’s and early 1970’s they were very popular machines for riders at all levels of racing because of their cost and simplicity to look after being basically a single-cylinder 2-stroke machine.

Bultaco

Bultaco was a Spanish manufacturer of two-stroke motorcycles from 1958 to 1983 and this 244cc.TSS road racing model was one of their most successful machines during that period. This one was in the paddock at Donnington Park during my visit there in early August for a classic motorcycle race meeting and now belongs to a rider called Kevin Breedon who managed 16th.and 14th.places in his two races. I hadn’t seen one of these for many years although during the 1960’s and early 1970’s they were very popular machines for riders at all levels of racing because of their cost and simplicity to look after being basically a single-cylinder 2-stroke machine.

comments (17)

This one is still in mint condition Brian... sometimes less is more... only one big cylinder to think about fixing....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes a fine machine and very ordinary but also very quick in its time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Oct 2012, 05:45
Simple but effective then Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes very basic Chris but also very fast in its day.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 11 Oct 2012, 05:45
I like the design of this bike Brian and the way you have shown it so clearly.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, a nice looking bike isn't it.
It does look imaculate,I like the angle you have chosen, it shows such a lot of the bike.
Brian Walbey: This angle shows just how simple it is compared with modern bikes.
I really the simlicity of these old bikes Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes they couldn't be much more simple than this Richard, but they were very quick in their time.
It is a handsome little machine. I used to like the 50cc racing. Amazing speeds from such tiny bikes!
Brian Walbey: I can remember seeing the 50's.back in the 60's, I even saw them at the TT in 1963 and 1966, they were surprisingly fast for their size.
This looks like a very posh bike Brian. I have only the most scantiest experiences of motorbikes. Riding in the sidecar of my grandad's BSA Golden Flash and riding on the back seat of a college friends Honder 50. It was noisy scary rattled all the loose bits of my anatomy and was bloody cold on the back without helmet, goggles or suitable clothing for winter travel.
Brian Walbey: Yes they always were very attractive bikes and quick for their time on the racetracks. I can't believe when I first got a bike in the early 60's I would ride without protective clothing in the summer like some idiots still do, although I did always wear my helmet.
cool nike, speedy
Brian Walbey: These were great little bikes in their heyday Chantal.
Looks like a veritable mean machine Brian.
Brian Walbey: They were very fast in their heyday Fred, certainly faster than almost anything we could produce of a similar capacity.
A very attractive design, Brian! I'm a layman in terms of bikes, but I assumed this was a Ducati smile
Brian Walbey: It has a Ducati look but it is a fine looking Spanish machine, and quicker than a 250cc.Ducati in it's heyday.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Oct 2012, 16:02
Like the stabilisers on the back, a learner? smile
Brian Walbey: Lol. No doubt some of us could do with stabilisers John, actually it would be a good bike to have a go on, modest power and fairly ordinary to ride.
That's a really cool looking bike Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes I wouldn't mind a go on it, or at least I would have at one time, bit long in the tooth now smile
A beautifully maintained bike, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes a great little machine isn't it.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Oct 2012, 17:16
A fine machine Brian, it would have fit right in on the Kings Road ;o)
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is a fine machine Mike, the first I've seen for many years. As for the Kings Road the sound would make all and sundry sit up and take notice.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Oct 2012, 20:38
Now I've heard of Bultaco; no idea why though - perhaps from my elder brother who was motorbike mad.
Brian Walbey: Perhaps Alan, if he is in your age bracket then Bultacos were bikes at the time of yours, and my, youth, and were very popular among amateur racers.
like the well maintained condition of this bike. very unusual compared to some of the hulking, modern bikes. specially the left image makes me feel the bike has been flattened. could just about squeeze through closing gates in the nick of time.
Brian Walbey: This one is particularly well looked after, and still raced, and is a good example of the difference in size between bikes in the 60's and modern machines.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Oct 2012, 22:39
Its a very handsome veteran, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is a gorgeous little bike Ray, I bet it would be good to have a ride on, a slowish one of course!

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