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Motocross legend revived

02/01/2009 07:49

Author: JD van Zyl

A 32-year-old Spanish designer is planning to breathe fresh air into a legendary motocross brand from the Seventies.

“There are two types of race freaks – Bultaco Pursang freaks and non Bultaco Pursang freaks,” reads a 1975 copy of Motocross Action. “If you want to win in motocross, get a Bultaco Pursang, hold it wide open and hang on!” it continues.

But since 1975 the Bultaco Pursang brand has all but vanished. Now a 32-year-old Spanish automotive designer, Jim Palau-Ribes, plans on reviving the brand.

Palau-Ribes has just released the first set of CAD drawings and is planning to start building the prototype in the new year. According to the designer, the modern Pursang bike is based on the values of the 70s model with substance and high quality components, and fuses retro styling with modern technology.

The Pursang 450 is scheduled to be the first to launch, with a Pursang 250 following in its tracks. Palau-Ribes explains that the Pursang 450 is “a genuine modern motocross bike with a 'retro-futurist' style and some references to the 'twin shock' bikes from the 60s and 70s.”

A 450cm3 four-stroke engine will power this model, with forks and suspension coming courtesy of Öhlins. The centre of gravity of this modern interpretation will be lower than that of the original.

“We thought that the project should keep the essence from the golden era of the Spanish motorcycle brands and its dynamic qualities,” explains the designer.

He adds the company plans to pursue exclusive and innovative projects which revolves around hand-built quality.

http://www.wheels24.co.za/Content/BikesQuads/BikingNews/71/1de529a3538f4...

Motocross legend revived

02/01/2009 07:49

Author: JD van Zyl

A 32-year-old Spanish designer is planning to breathe fresh air into a legendary motocross brand from the Seventies.

“There are two types of race freaks – Bultaco Pursang freaks and non Bultaco Pursang freaks,” reads a 1975 copy of Motocross Action. “If you want to win in motocross, get a Bultaco Pursang, hold it wide open and hang on!” it continues.

But since 1975 the Bultaco Pursang brand has all but vanished. Now a 32-year-old Spanish automotive designer, Jim Palau-Ribes, plans on reviving the brand.

Palau-Ribes has just released the first set of CAD drawings and is planning to start building the prototype in the new year. According to the designer, the modern Pursang bike is based on the values of the 70s model with substance and high quality components, and fuses retro styling with modern technology.

The Pursang 450 is scheduled to be the first to launch, with a Pursang 250 following in its tracks. Palau-Ribes explains that the Pursang 450 is “a genuine modern motocross bike with a 'retro-futurist' style and some references to the 'twin shock' bikes from the 60s and 70s.”

A 450cm3 four-stroke engine will power this model, with forks and suspension coming courtesy of Öhlins. The centre of gravity of this modern interpretation will be lower than that of the original.

“We thought that the project should keep the essence from the golden era of the Spanish motorcycle brands and its dynamic qualities,” explains the designer.

He adds the company plans to pursue exclusive and innovative projects which revolves around hand-built quality.

http://www.wheels24.co.za/Content/BikesQuads/BikingNews/71/1de529a3538f4...

Je t'avoue que j'avais trouvé cette immondice -constituée d'un habillage d'une rare laideur posé à la va-vite sur une pov'450 Sherco qui ne demandait rien à personne- tellement anecdotique que je m'étais bien abstenu de la mentionner ici...
;-))))

 
Bultaco :  " The story " ... en bas de page à gauche :
https://www.maicomas.net/

On va être cool ici, on va pouvoir causer entre vieux ...
Pour ceux qui veulent boire energy drink :
https://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24872530-5006301,00.html
DOCTORS have expressed concerns about excess consumption of caffeinated energy drinks after a young motocross rider collapsed and had to be revived.
The man, 28, had consumed seven or eight cans of an energy drink, the equivalent of one espresso coffee per can, during a day of motocross racing when his heart stopped.

Ca, c'est sur que des merveilles pareilles, ça devrait pas attirer trop de monde...
 

 
Triste nouvelle, c'est vrai, mais à 28 ans si cet australien croyait encore au miroir aux alouettes ...

Enfin la Red Bull va donner un bon coup de main au mafieux calabrais (et à KTM) pour continuer à faire tourner le Barnum circus européen ...

mais c'est une moto playmobile

Yeuk.

Vais plutôt me prendre ça, moi, j'crois...
;-)))

Si si...par deux avec un monnayeur, derrière les caisses pour occuper les marmots cinq minutes pendant que les parents emballent les courses et payent :)

Déjà 74 vieux lecteurs en une heure, et seulement 4 qui interviennent, tas de fainéants ...

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