Please Note: The seller is unable to provide a running video.
Additional photos of this Bultaco Astro are available here for your perusal.
An evolution of the Pursang, the Bultaco Astro was the Spanish firm’s attempt at offering a flat tracker straight from the factory. Available in both 250cc and 360cc flavors, it came standard with no front brake, right-side shift and brake pedals, as well as telescopic forks and rear shocks. Best of all, even the larger M146 model tipped the scales at just 224 pounds dry.
Because of the regional popularity of the sport, the Astro was only exported to the United States. Moreover, it was actually named after Houston’s Astrodome, an arena that often hosted the opening dirt short track races of the AMA race season.
Expectedly, the Astro proved extremely popular as an alternative to its British and Japanese contemporaries. Between the low price and the impressive performance, it made for an attractive value proposition. Per a period Cycle World review: “The Astro is the culmination of a lot of effort and experimentation on the part of a few good lightweight racers and a tremendous amount of feedback to Bultaco International from its dealer network. This very point should make it clear that the Astro is not a designer’s bike, but one created by and for racers.”
This example is Frame #: HB14600255. The seller acquired it three years ago.
The seller reports that he has given the bike a top-end overhaul along with a set of new shocks and tires.
According to the seller, this Bultaco Astro is completely stock, still wearing its original parts and paint.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
It is riding on Dunlop K180F (front) and Goodyear Eagle D/T (rear) tires.
Currently located in San Juan Capistrano (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Bultaco is offered on Bill of Sale only. Have any Astro stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!