visited by Patrick & Kaito, April 2012
During our city trip to Barcelona in spring 2012, my lovely wife went shopping and me & son Kaito enjoyed an hour in the motorcycle museum.
It was not easy to find the entrance in the old town, a lot of small streets.
We were the only visitors and enjoyed it, especially me of course.
Most bikes I new from my childhood and my early trials days. But it was nice to see them all again in their beauty. Only spanish bike from the region Catalan, many names I read for the first time (not trial ones of course...). There was also a Bultaco Shepa 350 exhibited, owned by King Juan Carlos (better riding trial than shooting elefants? but that is another story).
|wow, would fit in these days of low energy consumption||Is this for kids?|
|alu arm||another nice model|
|1985 trials world round in Switzerland Grimmialp, Ronald Garcia (foto by me with Kodak)|
|JP, never heared before, cylinder looks like the GasGas Healey 325|
|cylinder looks like the GasGas Healey 325|
|Merlin, sold also as Cagiva (2 or 3 in Switzerland)||born in the dooms days of Bultaco|
|That looks nice, almost like a Fantic 305||a small series|
|Mick Andrews top machine in 1972||Maybe they should have today more girls on the posters, sex sells...( I like both models)|
|the owner must be proud about Mick's signature|
|Bultaco Metralla 250|
And now one of the highlights, the Bultaco Sherpa from King Juan Carlos
|I guess I was too nervous, that's why it is not clear foto|
|Me in front of the Royal Bultaco||ups, don't touch|
|The first Sherco series used Bultaco name and logos|
|Sanglas 400cc 4 stroke||Dűcados Gas Gas JT|
|Jordi Tarres started with 16 years old on such a Beta TR 32 in Switzerland 1984|
|The first Cota 247|
|with the big heavy hub|
|RenÚ del Torchio Tial H÷ckler 1973 on Cota 247 clip in youtube|
|Ulf Karlson won a title on Montesa 349||A proud Montesa works rider|
|Bultaco for the Red Cross in war regions||Senior Bulto|
|Mototrans Ducati, when the spanish borders were almost closed, produced in licence||one of the quickest motos at that time (or was it a Bultaco 360 ?)|
I bought many goodies in the shop and went out happily with nice memories.
|Montesa in the street|
To my big deception, there were hardly any Bultos or Montis in the streets of Barcelona... sad
But here a nice thing we don't have in Suiza: 2m in front of the red light a waiting zone for motos.
Brillian idea, won't be introduced in green Switzerland...
Barcelona is a nice city, old town, harbour, Montjuich (24h spirit), shops, tapas bars, warm weather. We had a good time.