Montesa Cota 200

Montesa Cota 200

The Spanish marque Montesa is legendary in the annals of trials history, so it’s always good to see a classic Cota restored to original condition. This one is a 1982 model owned by Oliver Cooper of Sheffield, in the north of England. He bought it for a song from an auto jumble last summer; it…

Montesa

Studio RAAR’s custom Montesa Cota

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a customized trials motorcycle before. And they don’t come with a much better pedigree than the Montesa Cota, the machine that won the 1968 Championship in trials-mad Spain. The bike in the images is a 1974 Cota 247 model, but it can trace its lineage back to the first…

Union Motorcycle custom bike workshop

Barn Find: Union Motorcycle of Nampa, Idaho

Sometimes, usually towards the end of a hard week, I daydream about the kind of motorcycle business I’d like to own. Somewhere out in the country, where the pace of life is less frenetic, and the commute is a leisurely ride through twisting backroads. And thanks to reader Jeff Barker, I know that such a…