From top left: Francisco 'Paco' Bulto, the five co-founders of the revived Bultaco and the new Bultaco Rapitan and Rapitan Sport electric motorcycle prototypes
Spanish motorcycle manufacturer, Bultaco, which was set up in 1958 by Francisco 'Paco' Bulto, and which was shut down in 1983, will soon start making motorcycle again. Bultaco Motors is being revived by a group of five men – Gerald Pollmann (Chairman and co-founder), Juan Manuel Vinos (CEO and co-founder), Jorge Bonilla (Secretary General and co-founder), Jose German Perez (R&D Manager and co-founder) and Paul Perez (Head of Prototypes and co-founder).
"Bultaco’s values today are the same as when it was founded – innovation, passion and competition. The first [new] models will have an advanced electrical propulsion system. The product range was envisioned for people who appreciate the sensations of a motorcycle and who are seeking a new kind of mobility," says a press release from the Company, which will have its manufacturing facility in Barcelona and an innovation centre in Madrid.
The revived Bultaco will, according to its co-founders, offer motorcycles that feature "advanced technological solutions" and "disruptive technology," so you can expect to see the use of hybrid/electrical powertrains and ultra-light materials.
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