1978 Montessa 360 VB For Sale






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Fixed price: 
£3.995.00
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Last update: 
31.01.2017
Make:
Model: 
360 VB
Item Location: 
Jersey, United Kingdom
Exterior Color: 
Red / black
Engine Size: 
350
Transmission: 
Five-speed manual
Year: 
1978










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Description 1978 Montessa 360 VB

Introduction

Montesa was
formed in 1944 by Pedro Permanyer and Francisco Bulto (who later formed
Bultaco) and built their first small batch of machines based on the very
successful Motobecanes of the day. By 1951 their 125cc machines were entered in
the ISDT, one of which was ridden by Senor Bulto himself.

By the
mid-50's Montesa was seeing considerable success in competition, with podium
finishes at the Isle of Man. Production bikes were selling very well indeed,
but economic difficulties led to disagreement between the partners and Bulto
left the company in 1958.

A return to
competition resulted in many national championship wins, with probably the most
outstanding being Ulf Karlsson's victory in the 1980 World Trials Championship
on a Montesas Cota. This should have been a boon for Montesa, but domestic
unrest slowed production, sales were slow, and a share of the business was sold
to Honda, which eventually came to own the whole company. By the mid-1990's
Montesa motorcycles were built with Honda powerplants and many other
components.

Description and History

An
excellent example of a Montessa Cappra 360 from the mid / late 1970’s. The
1970’s were a brilliant decade in Montesa’s evolution thanks to the success of
their extensive trial range and the competitive motocross cappras. Montesa
continued to manufacture and race in motocross events worldwide and in 1979 a Montesa
Enduro was victorious in the Spanish championships.

Condition Report Overall

Excellent

Body / Coachwork / Interior

Excellent

Engine and Mechanicals

Excellent

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