1975 Ossa 350cc Enduro

1975 Ossa 350cc Enduro

Although Spain is known for its motorcycling passion, the manufacturers of choice hail from other parts of Europe. With one exception (well, a couple). Orpheo Sincronic Sociedad Anónima (O.S.S.A) was founded in 1924 by Manuel Giró, an industrialist and former sidecar champion from Barcelona, and was best known for lightweight, two-stroke-engined bikes used in observed trials, motocross and enduro.

Interestingly, the original Ossa company got its start in manufacturing movie projectors, and the company’s four-leaf clover emblem is actually an escapement mechanism of a film projector. Also, Giró’s sidecar passenger was Francisco Bultó, founder of Bultaco Motorcycles.

The company hit its stride in the 1960s with exporting success, particularly to the US where off-road motorcycling pursuits were fast becoming all the rage.

The motorbike offered

The rare Euro-model 1975 Osaa 350cc Enduro offered here is in excellent, restored to factory spec condition. The engine rebuild was performed by Keith Lynas and hangs in a powder-coated frame with original glass, repainted. The wheels were rebuilt at Buchanans and the chrome parts were replated. The bike is unused since and was placed on static display in a private collection for past several years. As such, the bike will need re-commissioning before returning to off-road use.

The 350 Enduro was borne from the 250cc Six-Days Replica of 1973, a rarity and must-have for any discerning collector.

Sold on a bill of sale.