From 1958 to 1983, Bultaco was a motorcycle manufacturer from Spain which was founded by Francisco "Paco" Bulto, who had previously been the director for The Montesa Motorcycle Company.
When Francisco opened Bultaco, after Montesa dropped their racing involvement, a large portion of Montessa's employees followed suit to continue working under Francisco "Paco" Bulto.
In just a short period of time, Bulto opened up his shop in an old farm house on his property, held a press conference to announce his new motorcycle and had also entered and took 7 of the first ten spots in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Built in Barcelona, Spain, Bultaco was a leader in innovation with their single cylinder two-strokes until, like the rest of Europe, the 1970's.
During the 1970's was the release of the cheaper and more powerful Japanese motorcycles, which became an immediate world wide success. This success however destroyed Bulatco, much like 90% of the European motorcycle manufacturers of the time.
Bultaco closed its doors forever in the 1980's but today, they are a highly sought after collectable sport-bike. Even today they are still well known and many vintage motorcycle collectors feverishly search the world in an attempt to add one of the Bultaco Motorcycles to their collection.
Original Authors: Nicholas
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 04/06/2008