I love these old 2 stroke enduros.
This speaks to my recent rant about clean simple reliable and attractive enduro bikes Fantastic build!
MACCO Nº2: MONTESA ENDURO 75L “MONTY”
When Miguel, the owner, came to us we were finishing our first project, a Kawasaki 1100 ST. He told us he own a 1976 Montesa Enduro 75L that was at his garage out of work for years. He asked us to fix and customize it but preserving the essence of the bike: “i want your touch on it but i wan´t people to say: that´s a montesa enduro…. uhmmm, isn´t it?”
But he ask us to give her our touch, with a modern new vision and in a street tracker style. And he wanted red.
So, we were finishing a thoroughbred horse and now a grasshopper came into our garage, and that was the challenge. Who said grasshoppers aren’t smart?
We made a previous design of the Montesa and we called “Monty”. We decided to paint it in a diferent red, more attracive and glossy, and change the look of this originally not too much nice bike into a smart street tracker but preserving its “spanish soul”. The other thing that we loved of this new proyect was the fact that we´d never seen a Montesa Enduro customized, so we think it was great “Monty” will be the one.
These are some of the specifications:
-Rear suspension: Marzocchi E81
-Solo Seat by Maccomotors
-New head pipe by Maccomotors
-New exhaust custom painted
-New steel side panels by Maccomotors
-New aluminium number plate by Maccomotors
-Mudguards by Maccomotors
-New headlight enduro style
-New rear light
-Tyres: Front: Pirelli MT013
Rear: Pirelli Scorpion MX (wider size)
-New paint: frame, engine, gas tank, side panels, mudguards, rims and others.
We hope you like it.
Now it´s time for the Triumph Bonneville SE.
Here you have some photos by Sergio Ibarra from Semimate.
PD: I send you a photo of a Montesa Enduro 75 for you to see the change. This is not the one we customized. Monty was a mess and in pieces when we took it. All the customization process is www.maccomotors.com and in the facebook fanpage
From “Bigtruck” Johnson who is looking for more info on the bike.
Hi, I am looking to get any information I can about my 1968 Beta Premier. It’s a tasty old original with just 10 miles on it! I seen Ted Guthie’s stunning restoration and he mentioned a couple friends each having one. If someone can somehow forward my email to him, maybe he’ll get back to me so I pick his brain. Thanks, Steve
It funny because I was thinking of this very bike just the other day. At around the same time that Suzuki was designing the DR650 that’s been in continuous presence in American showrooms since 1998 (virtually unchanged) Yamaha had a serious competitor already on the market. It kills me that they surrendered the market to Suzuki so easily. This was a fantastic bike! I’m equally as pissed that they never brought its descendant, the Tenere 660, here either. WAKE up Yamaha! There are some of out here who love ADV thumpers! You’ve once again surrendered the market. This time to BMW and KTM. Damm shame…
A shoutout to Paul King for these shots. She’s a real beauty. Take good care of her!
Paul writes in:
SHHHHHH, IT THINKS IT’S A BMW GS.
My name is Paul King, from Colorado.
I’m an avid viewer of your site.
Thought you might like at couple of shots of my ‘just assembled’ current ride.
It’s a 1994 Yamaha XT 600 with only 3,000 miles on it.
After cleaning it up, I added my personalizing accessories
to make it an adventure tourer.
Windshield, hot grips, aluminum panniers, bars, etc.
P.S. I rode one prepared like this to Alaska a few years ago.
Great stuff. Thanks Paul! And if you take this one on any adventures remember to send in some pics!
Great idea for the tracks to get them into an urban environment
And here’s some cool onboard perspective
Davis May sends these in..
Here is my 1973 Yamaha DT3/250. This is my first and only motorcycle. I bought it off Ebay three or four years ago now. I learned to ride on this machine. Its kinda of a mutt. I was not sure if I wanted an enduro or a flat tracker so I kinda did both.
Things I have done-
RD350 Triple Tree
Honda Front Wheel and Hub (went from a 21″ to 18″)
Fiberglass tail section that was built for a Triumph
Webco High Compression head
Expansion chamber(sorry no photos of it)
Relocated ignition switch
Relocated Speedometer (no tach)
Hand Made wiring harness
I have to give my friend Bill credit for the paint. He did all the hard stuff. I just buffed.
The cake is my wedding cake. My wife had to know what she was getting into.
I hope that you enjoy
That’s a great bike and an even better wife! Nicely done sir!
Another longer video from this “Top of the World” video rider. Watch it till the end where he looses it! The fisheye lens makes it look worse than it is is but it STILL a butt-pucker of a ride!