1969 Bultaco El Tigre

1969 Bultaco El Tigre

Among the rarest of all Bultaco the 1969 Bultaco El Tigre is the only scrambler style bike the factory ever offered, it was available only in the US and for just one year, 1969.

Though based mechanically on Bultaco’s road oriented Metralla the El Tigre used many ,model specific components. The resulting lack of availability of parts makes restorations very challenging and as a result there are probably only a handful of show quality El Tigres left in the county.

Bultaco, founded in 1958 by Francisco Xavier "Paco" Bultó, quickly gained a reputation for producing high-quality and competitive off-road motorcycles. The El Tigre model, introduced in the late 1960s, was part of Bultaco's effort to dominate the off-road and enduro market. It was designed to offer superior performance in challenging off-road conditions while maintaining reliability and ease of handling.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Bultaco
  • Model: El Tigre
  • Year: 1969
  • Engine:
    • Type: Single-cylinder, two-stroke
    • Displacement: 250 cc
    • Bore x Stroke: Approximately 72 mm x 60 mm
    • Compression Ratio: Around 10:1
  • Power Output: Approximately 27 horsepower
  • Top Speed: Around 120 km/h (75 mph)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Frame: Tubular steel frame
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Telescopic forks
    • Rear: Twin shock absorbers
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Drum brake
    • Rear: Drum brake
  • Weight: Approximately 112 kg (247 lbs)
  • Fuel Capacity: Around 9 liters (2.4 gallons)
  • Design: Rugged off-road design with high ground clearance, reinforced frame, and durable suspension suitable for rough terrains.

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