Estimate: (£) 1,500 - 2,500
This example of Francesco Bulto's off road design genius, the Pursang, is thought to be of 1972 vintage and is one of the more well known models produced by the Spanish manufacturer, along with the Metralla GT road bikes and Sherpa trials irons of that era. Pur Sang can be roughly translated as Pure Bred and in this instance it is rather appropriate as, coming from a long hierarchy of competition machinery developed by Bulto in the Barcelona works from 1958, the Pursang certainly was. Thought by contemporary riders to be Bulto's best looking dirt bike ever it also was considered a serious competitor in dirt track, scrambles and moto-x, until eclipsed by the later 500 cc version, the 250 producing a strong usable power output.
In what looks to be it's original blue colour scheme the bike on display here seems to be in good usable, whilst not mint, condition. Offered at a very reasonable reserve, this motorcycle is ideal for use, as it was intended, in any of the numerous events presently organised for the classic off road rider.
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