1968 Bultaco Metralla MK2

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This 1968 Bultaco Metralla Mk2 has been owned by the seller for 10 years and was completely rebuilt by marque specialist Ken McGuire 35 miles ago in 2015. The original 250cc 2-stroke single was rebuilt and is paired with a 5-speed transmission. Modifications include Progressive Suspension gas shocks, a Mikuni carburetor, and a K&N air filter. This Metralla is sold with all replaced original parts, a service manual, and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name. The MK2 Metralla was introduced in 1967 and for a brief period was the fastest 250cc street bike available, setting a lap record at the 1967 Isle of Man TT race. The complete bike weight in at only 250 pounds and the 32hp 250cc single enabled a top speed of over 100 mph. Approximately 5000 were built from 1967-74. Various thumbs-up badges and the tool box are shown below. The paint, chrome, and polished aluminum surfaces were reportedly addressed during the restoration. The gas tank, fenders, and side covers are freshly painted, while the seat is said to be an unrestored original with some wear to the suede center panel and rear lower edge. All control cables and both levers have been replaced, and a new wiring harness was installed with new switches. Alterations from stock include Progressive Suspension gas shocks with powder coated springs. The seller notes that the correct rubber chain cover is not installed, the speedometer is not connected, and the horn is not attached. All removed parts are said to be included and are shown in the gallery below. The twin leading shoe front brake is vented and has new shoes. Shouldered Akront alloy wheels have been trued and feature stainless spokes with new Michelin tires. All wheel bearings and the steering head bearings have been replaced. Power comes from a 32hp 250cc two stroke paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine stamping matches the frame stamping (2302439) and the transmission was inspected for wear during the restoration. A Mikuni carburetor with a K&N air filter was added and the original pieces are included with the sale. The exhaust, chain, and petcocks were replaced with new items. The original oil mixer has been removed so fuel must be pre-mixed, or oil mixed in the tank. The seller reports that the engine runs well. Complete invoices for the rebuild are included, but no service receipts are available prior to the seller’s purchase. All original parts that were replaced will also be included. The seller has only added 35 miles since completion due to a leg injury.

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