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1977 Montesa 247 Ulf Karlson Replica

Lot No.: 530

Registration: Not Specified
Frame Number: Not Specified
Side Car: No
Engine Number: Not Specified
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Buy now for (£): 1,610Contact us

 

  • Becoming rare, the Cota 247 VUK
  • Starts and rides well. Some modifications. In need of detailing
  • Would make a fantastic trail bike or could be used in competition in the popular 'Twinshock' class. 

 

Montesa was formed in 1944 and although they produced many models of motorcycles and bicycles it wasn't until the 1960s and 70s that they enjoyed massive growth and some success with their competition motorcycles mainly in trials. They were available with many different engine sizes and won many national championships as well as the world title on a 247 in 1980 with Ulf Karlsson. In the Summer of 1975 a new version of its flagship, the Cota 247, named VUK ("Ulf Karlson Version") or Ulf Karlson Replica was introduced in honour of the talented Swedish rider. This version incorporated major technical and aesthetic improvements developed in collaboration with Karlson. 

This original 1977 Ulf Karlsson replica Cota 247 (VUK) starts and rides well. It has sensible modifications to footrests and a new 'Electric World' electronic ignition. It is in honest condition with period aluminium mudguards and the attractive tank/seat unit. The bike would make a fantastic trail bike or could be used in competition in the popular 'Twinshock' class.