1977 Bultaco 250cc Astro Flat Track Racer
Engine no. PM-16300117
Frame no. PB-16300117
From 1958, Francisco “Paco” Bultó built motorcycles under the Bultaco name. Some were successful road racers, but it was on the dirt that they excelled.
An evolution of the hugely successful Pursang, the Astro was a flat tracker that was ready to race straight from your local Bultaco dealer. As one of the rarest Bultacos, they were only officially exported to the US, and named after Houston’s Astrodome, which often hosted the opening dirt short track races of the AMA race season.
This example, a 250cc Model 163, has been part of a substantial Southwestern collection for several years and was fully and painstakingly restored by his in-house team. All mechanicals were rebuilt to the highest standard, with engine rebuild by Mobley, and substantial costs were incurred making the bike look as good as it ran. As a flat tracker, it is devoid of a front brake, but a healthy stop/slide is attained through the disc at the rear.
Having been on static display for several years, the bike will need re-commissioning before returning to regular “oval” use.
Offered on a Bill of Sale