World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

The Yamaha XVS 1100 DragStar

The Yamaha XVS 1100 DragStar, sold as the V-Star 1100 in North America, is a motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha Motor Corporation. It comes in two versions, the XVS1100 Custom and the XVS1100A Classic, the former a more modern style, and the latter a more classic style, with rounder edges and is 13 kg (29 lb) …

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Montesa COTA 25

Montesa COTA 25. Made in 1972

The Montesa Cota 25 was a children’s trial minimoto model from the Cota de Montesa that was in production between 1971 and 1982. Throughout its commercial life, several versions were made, all of them with the following general characteristics: one-piece tank-saddle assembly in red (changed to white in 1981), …

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Montesa Fura

The Montesa Fura was a prototype scooter presented by Montesa in 1958 during the XXVIII Geneva International Motor Show. It was an innovative model, located halfway between the motorcycle and the scooter, characterized by a complete sheet metal body that acted as a self-supporting chassis. It had a two-stroke air-cooled single-cylinder engine (adapted from the …

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