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    Vintage Bultaco Pursang 250 MKII Motorcycle Ridden by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider, manufactured 1968
    Frame no. 48-00510
    Engine no. 48-00510
    44 x 88 inches (111.8 x 223.5 cm)

    PROVENANCE:
    Bonham's, Birmingham, England, Collectors' Motorcycles at the Barber Museum, October 6, 2018, lot no. 173.

    This bike was one of two supplied by Bultaco to Fonda's Pando Company for use in Easy Rider, and ridden by Fonda as "Wyatt" in the iconic film's first scene. A favorite of motocross enthusiasts, the Pursang wasn't the fastest bike in terms of straight-ahead speed but was lauded for its agility and tight turn ratio. To put it into context, Bultaco's premier model in the USA, the Pursang, was a powerful 250cc air cooled two-stroke comp model. It was a winner in virtually any type of high-speed-based, off-road event. The boat-tail 250 MKII pushed out 34 horsepower from the crate, and, with the standard 5-speed, was thought to be the fastest 250 in 1968.

    Includes original Bultaco Western delivery invoice to Pando Company/Peter Fonda, dated April 4, 1968, stating the proper VIN number. Sold on bill of sale only.



    Condition Report*: Exhibiting age and production use. Restored to film used condition.
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