It’s a bit of art wrapped up as a replica
Fifty years ago, in 1969, Bultaco presented the TSS 350 Model 29, a simple road-racing bike by design, which was well-received due to its light weight and fantastic stability.
This TSS was a larger evolution of the famous Bultaco TSS 125 and 250 that were economical and effective weapons in national championships all over the world in the 1960s and 1970s.
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They also provided the springboard to compete in the world championship for international pilots like Dan Shorey, Tommy Robb, Barry Sheene, Luigi Taveri, Eugenio Lazzarini, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Jack Findlay, Kevin Cass and Barry Smith, to name a few, but in the hands of Ginger Malloy the 350 obtained its best results.
The formula for Bultaco was always the same: mechanical simplicity and great performance.
However, with the arrival of the Japanese production road-racing bikes in the early 1970s, Bultaco disappeared from the starting grid.
Read more in the November/December 2019 issue of CR – on sale now!