Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe

The Vintage Motorcycle Road Test Library

Category Archives: Bultaco

We have moved!

It’s been a chore, but the new site is ready for some brave beta-testers! will now direct you to the new site. Go check it out and let me know what you think. Email any time! The old site will still be available here at wordpress until June 2017, for anyone who needs to relink to articles, but there won’t be anything new from now on here.

So why the move? Capability mostly. I just couldn’t build what I wanted to on this platform. It involved too many redirects, sending you to other third party sites for just about anything besides reading the posted road tests.

What are my favorite things about the new platform, and why do I think you’ll like it? It’s still set up like a blog feed, but now you can click through each road test right from the main page. And everything is included on the main site, even shopping cart!

Old site = click the road test link you want to read, click the first page, wait for it to load, open each page in a new window in order to see it full size. New site = scroll or search to the road test you want to read, click next for each new page. Easy!

Old site = want to buy a hard copy of a road test for your collection? Hunt for link to ebay store (which doesn’t exist anymore anyway) and then go through the ebay process of finding the road test again and then purchase. And even then sometimes the one you’re looking for isn’t available anymore. New site = available hard copies right there on the site. Add to cart and checkout. Done.

Old site = looking for a cool t-shirt? Follow image link to outside t-shirt shop, find shirt, go through checkout process, click a bunch of back arrows or retype url to return to Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe. New site = T-shirts also available right on the site, and can be added to the same cart as road tests. Grab a shirt, a road test, and anything else cool you see to the same cart and checkout when you’re ready.

All this being said, I would love to get some feedback on the new site so we can iron out any kinks quickly, and I’d also love to hear any product ideas you’d like to see made available. Product Design is the world I live in professionally, so I’m itching to do some of that for Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe.

Thanks for being here, and may the “Braaap” be with you.

1975 Bultaco Alpina 350

1975 Bultaco 360 Astro road test

1976 Bultaco Sherpa T 350 road test

1976 Bultaco 125 Pursang road test

1973 Bultaco Alpina 175 and 350 road test

1974 Bultaco 250 Matador Mark V road test

1974 Bultaco 352 Pomeroy Replica road test

1972 Bultaco Matador Mark IV SD road test

Comparison road test: 1972 Bultaco 360 Montadero vs Yamaha 360 Enduro

1971 Bultaco Sherpa T road test

1972 Bultaco Sherpa T 350 road test

Cycle World, 1972.

1972 Bultaco Sherpa T 350 road test 01 1972 Bultaco Sherpa T 350 road test 02 1972 Bultaco Sherpa T 350 road test 03 1972 Bultaco Sherpa T 350 road test 04

1971 Bultaco Lobito 175 Mark IV test

1971 Bultaco Matador 250 road test

History of Motocross, from Cycle World 1971

History of Bultaco – From Cycle World, 1970

1970 Bultaco Sherpa 175 and 200 road test

1970 Bultaco Lobito 100 MKII short test

1977 Bultaco 250 & 370 Frontera road test

As printed in Cycle, 1977.  Original available here

1975 Enduro Test: Rokon 340RT, Penton 400, Maico 450, Husqvarna 400WR, Bultaco 360 Frontera

As printed in Motorcyclist, 1975.   Original copy available here

1969 Bultaco Matador and Sherpa T road test

As published in Cycle magazine, 1969.

1969 Bultaco El Bandido MK 2 Road test

As published in Cycle magazine, 1969.

1969 Bultaco Campera MK 2 road test

As published in Cycle magazine, 1969.

1979 Bernie Schreiber Bultaco Trials article

I know, it’s not a road test, but a Bultaco trials bike is on my bucket list, so it counts.

As published in Cycle Magazine, 1979.  Original article available in the store