Donation Spotlight: 1967 Bultaco Metralla Mk2
The Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Bultaco was founded by Francesc "Paco" Bultó (“Bultaco” is a portmanteau of his name), and the Barcelona-based company quickly established a reputation for producing lightweight single-cylinder road bikes. Bultaco bikes featured superior power-to-weight ratios in comparison to their British, Japanese, and Italian counterparts, giving them a competitive edge. In the 1960s Bultaco produced the Metralla, an extremely light street bike that was the fastest two-stroke production bike at the time. Bultaco campaigned at the Isle of Man TT in 1966 and 1967. This bike, piloted by Tommy Robb, finished second in the 1967 250cc division, and another Bultaco finished first.