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Bultaco Motorcycles

Bultaco Works Racer 1964

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1964 WORKS BULTACO 244CC
6 SPEED. Experimental Bike – rider Ramon Torras. Max Revs 10,000. More than 30 hp.
Sale Estimate: $50000 - $70000

RAG TO A BULL

Ramon was the No 1 development rider for Bultaco during the early sixties, and a brilliant pilot. Honda tried to contract Ramon, but being a Spaniard he lived for the Bultaco factory and declined the offer. Ramon won numerous international races on the Bultaco during the 1964-65 seasons and would often duel with Phil Read who during this period was piloting 4 cylinder Yamaha’s. Tragically, he died as a result of a crash during local races in Spain at the end of 1965. Bultaco retired the bike immediately. However, it was on sold to an Aussie rider, Barry Smith (Derby factory rider in the 50cc class), at the end of the1965 racing season. This machine was tracked down in Aussie in the mid 1990s, and restored by the current owner Ginger Molloy.

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