Films: 1967 Bultaco Metralla 250 Mk2: Rolling Myth
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1967 Bultaco Metralla 250 Mk2: Rolling Myth

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George Millwood
George Millwood

I owned three Metrallas and they were a joy. To my mind they were the essential motorcycle. There was nothing on the bike that wasn’t necessary or the simplest. I regret selling them.

Rita Lee

My favorite bultaco such a beautiful machine and what a fantastic history love

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Some background from Hemmings:

“The Metralla used the same two-stroke engine as used in the rest of the Bultaco line, this one punched up to 250cc. Doesn’t seem like much, but consider that the entire motorcycle weighed just 250 pounds, and the engine put out a screaming 32hp. A lot of imported cars from that era didn’t put out 32hp. In the day, 100 MPH was the gold standard for any production motorcycle, and the Metralla could get there. For a time, the Bultaco Metralla was the fastest two-stroke street bike in the world.”

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/1967-bultaco-metralla-mk2/

Bohemianracer
Bohemianracer

I noticed that like old British motorcycles you are shifting with your right foot. This would make it rather confusing .

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

There was no international stand at this time. The controls were where-ever the manufacturer decided to put them.

Nickg1933
Nickg1933

Same deal video doesn’t run just get made to drive logo. Audio is running but no movie 🎥

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

You might try looking on YouTube, which is the host site for these films. Try this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=cbrC4Dhh69Y

Ross Grimson
Ross Grimson

Thank you Petrolicious. When I asked one of Australias most experienced Metralla owners and racers, Eric Hoskins, for some tips on riding my freshly restored Mk2 Metralla, he said “ride it like you stole it”. I’m sure Gilles would agree.

TE Tucson
TE Tucson

Video won’t run…all that I get is the ‘Badging History’ film?

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

This is such a simple and elegant little road bike, with some cafe racer touches like the forward riding position, flat handle bars, narrow seat and slightly rear set pegs. And this is such a knowledgeable restorer and collector. Bultaco really was years ahead with these seeing the potential for 2 strokes in TT competition before others did.