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Resurrected Bultaco Will Focus On Electric Bikes

• https://insideevs.com, by Rideapart.com

English ace Sammy Miller won the Scottish Six Days Trial in 1965 on the Sherpa T, and the European Trials Championship in 1968 and 1970.

The Sherpa Scrambler caught on in the States, followed by the Pursang motocross bike and the Astro flat tracker, but sadly Bultaco just wasn't equipped to compete with the big boys. The Japanese manufacturers were gathering serious momentum in the sixties, and ultimately displaced most of the European builders with their well-built, affordable off-roaders. Bultaco went out out of business in 1979, was revived again in 1980, and finally died for good in 1983. In 1998, Franco-Spanish bike maker Sherco Moto purchased the rights to Bultaco's name and trade dressing. The company began building Bultaco-branded enduro and motocross bikes, but dropped the Bultaco name in 2001 and the company was once again history.

Fast forward to 2014 and the announcement of Bultaco's return as a builder of electric motorcycles and bicycles. The first example, the Brinco R, combined elements of a mountain bike and electric motorcycle, which led to more urban-oriented variations. Now the new Bultaco Albero is designed specifically for city and urban use.

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