|Model:||Matador Mk4 SD|
|Condition:||Nearly Concours (2)|
This beautiful example of Bultaco's popular and iconic '70s Enduro tool has been completely rebuilt and restored to concours condition. Stored for a few years in a dry garage, a small amount of cosmetic detailing would restore her to show-winning condition. This bike will also need recommissioning although we do not believe it will take much at all as it was reportedly running perfectly and started regularly up until very recently. The fibreglass tank is dry and we do not intend to risk it by putting modern pump fuel in it, although the bike could very easily be supplied running on ethanol-free Aspen fuel if requested. If, as we suspect, it goes into a museum or collection, then it can stay dry and clean inside. The engine turns freely on the kick start lever and clearly there is nothing to worry about mechanically or cosmetically. Many original features survive such as the leather tank bag and magnifying watch mounting instrument to match the speedo. The V5 registration document confirms three former keepers, UK registration 01/01/1972. There is no record of previous overseas registration so it might have been sold new in the UK but we suspect it's an import poorly recorded on the reg doc. Last two keeper changes 1995 and 2000. Appeals for information on this model got a response from our friend in the USA; thanks Paul. "I've owned a Matador like yours since new, and yours is a great example. I wanted you to know the exhaust is correct. It is a one year only nmodel, and was considered top kit in the day. It had a chrome moly frame and light Pursang front wheel. It was a no excuses factory production racer. The road testers in 1973 did not want to give the bike back."