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BOTM JAN 2017 WINNER!
« on: February 01, 2017, 02:27:29 PM »
jkv357's borrowed Bultaco Metralla

what a beaut!




http://www.2strokeworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=31350.msg232763#new

Congratulations to jkv357 for Victory, Jan. 2017 BOTM!!

You have won a 20% discount at Economy Cycle and the choice of a Motion Pro ignition tester or a KL Carb cleaning kit

Thank you for everyone who took part in voting and a special thanks to John at Economy for the schwag and continuing support.


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Re: BOTM JAN 2017 WINNER!
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 02:33:19 PM »
Looks art deco especially the air box and carb.

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Re: BOTM JAN 2017 WINNER!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 03:11:04 PM »
Great looking bike & well deserved there was some very stiff competition. More Spanish bikes please!
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 05:17:06 PM »
Just a gorgeous bike.

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 09:14:54 PM »
Has anyone ridden one? Forgive my ignorance but I'm curious as to how they ride. Power delivery? Handling? Braking? My only experience with Bultacos was a Sherpa S 125 that I had as a kid for a short time. It is a gorgeous machine though.
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Re: BOTM JAN 2017 WINNER!
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2017, 02:42:22 AM »
Has anyone ridden one? Forgive my ignorance but I'm curious as to how they ride. Power delivery? Handling? Braking? My only experience with Bultacos was a Sherpa S 125 that I had as a kid for a short time. It is a gorgeous machine though.

They're a very lightweight bike - around 240lb I think - and unburdened by luxuries. The dominant characteristic of the bike is its performance with very good acceleration due to the light weight. But the top speed of just over 100mph indicates that they must have made a reasonable amount of horsepower too, at least for a 250 of that time. They also had good suspension, very sharp steering and reasonably good brakes as well, so handling was very good. Race kits were available and pretty popular amongst clubman racers.



 The small factory had limited GP success but some notable wins at the IoM and the 24hr Montjuich race, where a little 360 Bul prevailed over Ducatis and Japanese bikes with over twice the capacity. They also set some speed and endurance records at Montlhery using a 175cc bike to turn speeds over 100mph in 1960. The TSS roadracers enjoyed some success, particularly at the clubman level but later they struggled to compete with the Japanese multis with their much greater financial backing. In roadracing Bultaco were never as successful as they were on the motocross track, let alone achieving the total dominance they held in observed trials.

But to answer your question: light, fast, sharp handling, delightful to ride.

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 02:53:57 AM »
Here's my Metralla GT in its previous form - not pretty like jvk357's gorgeous build but with a 55hp 370 and about 230lb it's enormous fun.


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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 03:21:49 AM »
OK, last one I promise. Watch this one and ride with Santiago Mosquera around the La Baneza circuit. He goes slowly at first but gets serious about 3 minutes in. A quick but tractable bike and you get glimpses of other nice bikes on the track too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpY0-tUYSQs
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Re: BOTM JAN 2017 WINNER!
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 07:49:44 AM »
Thanks Johnno, nice bike I'd be happy to own.
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Re: BOTM JAN 2017 WINNER!
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2017, 08:00:26 AM »
Has anyone ridden one? Forgive my ignorance but I'm curious as to how they ride. Power delivery? Handling? Braking? My only experience with Bultacos was a Sherpa S 125 that I had as a kid for a short time. It is a gorgeous machine though.
Well, it depends on what you compare it to.

It is light, and changes direction very easily, but lacks the confidence-inspiring feel of newer machines.  This one shifts on the right, in an upside-down GP pattern, so you need to stay focused. It's a 200, and it pulls strong, but doesn't have any significant peak in the powerband.

The brakes are adequate, but again, it's what you compare it to.

Seems like you are going a lot faster than you are at any speed. I've had it pegged, and it's pure excitement and thrills the entire time! 

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Re: BOTM JAN 2017 WINNER!
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 09:14:23 AM »
Thanks for the replies. Beautiful machine. Inspires a little envy. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: BOTM JAN 2017 WINNER!
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2017, 09:34:24 AM »
Here's my Metralla GT in its previous form - not pretty like jvk357's gorgeous build but with a 55hp 370 and about 230lb it's enormous fun.


Very nice!  Looks like it means business for sure!