posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 10:22 AM
I'll coax this on a bit..
one man’s passion for motorcycle sport.
Fifty years ago, don Francisco Xavier Bulto resigned as technical director of Montesa. He had started the company with Pedro Permanyer in 1944, but
when Permanyer and the other directors decided to pull out of racing Bulto felt he had no other option.
When word spread that don Francisco was leaving Montesa, his racing team went to production manager Joan Chalamanch’s office and asked what he was
going to do. “I’m going to suggest that he starts his own motorcycle business,” said Chalamanch. “And that we are all behind him.”
That was May 17, 1958, and within days work started on a new 125cc single-cylinder 2-stroke motorcycle. Four months later the prototype was ready for
testing, and by February 1959 they were ready to go into production. The new company’s name was Bultaco