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BULTACO MK2 250cc Pursang Scrambles - 1967
The MKII Pursang would be a major change from the Rickman inspired MKI Pursang and only the engine would remain similar. The wheelbase was extended over 1 _” and the body work was distinctively square leading to many riders calling the Pursang the “Boat-tail” for its similarity to a sailing ship. Both a motocross model (21” front wheel) and a scrambles model (19” front wheel) were available in America.

For motocross, it could easily be argued that Bultaco went the wrong direction as the increased power was rather peaky and the longer wheelbase made quick changes of directions difficult. Fortunately, this proved to be just what scramble riders in America wanted for the higher speed and smoother tracks. Out of the crate, the MKII put out 34 horsepower, a good 5 horsepower more than many of its European competitors. The fiberglass body work was absolutely beautiful, but unfortunately was easily damaged the first time the rider would fall down. The high pipe also over-heated the rider’s right leg and bottom and would give way the next year to a low pipe.

Amazing that such a beautiful machine was made in a Spanish factory with dirt floors.

Restored by Bob Benson the machine is now owned by the The Early Years of Motocross Museum.

Images are property of The Early Years of Motocross Museum, ®2006