Not too many people are familiar with Bultaco. The Spanish manufacturer existed for only about 25 years, but during that time built some of the best and fastest motorcycles in their class. Bultaco won Grand Prix championships, the Isle of Man TT, numerous motocross and trials championships, etc. The company also produced a line of street bikes called Metrallas. There were four variations over the years. The 200cc and 250cc early models were little more than race bikes with rudimentary lights, they were the fastest bikes in their respective classes. A few (about 200) street scrambler versions known as El Tigres were built in 1969. The last version, known as the GTS came out in 1976. Only a half dozen were imported before the EPA regulations shut down two-stroke street bikes.
I have been collecting Bultacos for many years and am fortunate enough to have assembled this group. The photo shows them as displayed at thia year’s Riding Into History concours d’elegance.