Bultaco Astro - Window Bike March 2020

1975 Bultaco Astro

Photos by Sid Tangerine

Thanks to our customer Gerald for loaning us this Bultaco Astro he's had for almost 30 years for our current window bike. It's a 1975 250cc Bultaco Astro. A purpose built short track racer the Astro's were always beautiful. Really nice bike and something different for us to have in the window especially with the American Flattrack Season just kicked off. Here's some from Gerald on how he acquired it and what it's been up to these last few decades.

"About 28 years ago I was standing with a friend in his driveway when his nephew drove up. He had just been at a garage sale where there was a strange old dirt bike for sale, name started with B... Buh... buhh... it had no front brake. I knew immediately what it was. "Take me there!" and so I acquired a heavily race scarred Astro,  complete with chrome plated frame, Banke pipe and blown up motor. I had no money or time at the time, so it hung in the rafters waiting. A couple of years ago I dragged it out and started working on it, rebuilt the motor and cleaned it up, leaving the scars where they didn't affect the operation. So now it looks pretty much like every other Astro, beautiful! At this point I'm not going to race it, I just want to look at it for awhile so it will take up residence in the dining room. Before riding, it'll still need brake parts, coil and a few other things. I've saved the original tank and seat just because."

Bultaco Astro - Before

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