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The Montesa Cota 49 is a small-capacity trials bike that was designed and built in Spain. Montesa, which was founded in 1944, has a long history of producing successful trials motorcycles, and the Cota 49 was one of its most popular models. Based off of the popular off-road moped from the same brand – dubbed the Fura – the Cota featured a 49cc two-stroke engine, a lightweight frame, and a low seat height to make it maneuverable and agile in off-road environments. These characteristics made the Cota a sought-after choice of transportation and adventure for many riders in the younger age groups.
Beyond the beginner-friendly aspects, the moped denotation enabled owners to bypass the need for a regular driving license, allowing teenagers as young as 16 to enjoy life on two wheels. Montesa continued to produce the Cota 49 until the late 1980s, and it went on to become a modern day cult classic.
This example is VIN: 20M10789, Engine #: 20M10789. The seller purchased this motorcycle over 20 years ago from a private party.
There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown. The seller estimates they have ridden 2 miles on this example.
Per the seller: “Tank has been cleaned and coated with Caswell coating per instructions. Exhaust cleaned; head bearings cleaned; fork oil change; new spark plug, new condenser; oil change; timing adjusted; carb cleaned and rebuilt.”
The seller states this example is completely stock.
It is riding on tires that have aged out.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. The seller notes “wear and tear for a 46-year old trails bike; front fender has some dents; tank has one scratch that has been touched up.”
Currently located in Rhinebeck, New York, this Montesa is offered on a bill of sale only. Have any Cota 49 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!