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Photo ou archives : Ch. Rey

Capacity : 250
Model : Enduro, 360 Cappra
Production : 1975 -
Category : (Off-Road) Enduro


250 Enduro · 1975

Off-road specialist

This little firm, founded in 1944 by Pedro Permanyer and Francisco X. Bulto, began brilliantly in speed events but by the end of the 1960s was specialized in off-road events. The King Scorpion 250, launched in 1970, marked its debut in enduro.

Change of Plan

After enduro models like the King Scorpion, derived from trials machines and favoring handling and flexibility to the detriment of power, Montesa changed tactics for the 1975 season, with the new 125 and 250 Enduro models directly taken from motocross bikes.

Following the Trend

The Spanish firm followed the general trend started by KTM, as competition in enduro became faster and more furious - "The ISDT is becoming an 1100-mile motocross," a rider remarked. Therefore, the Montesa 250 Enduro, introduced in late 1974, was derived from the Cappra motocross machine. But, despite appearances, Montesa was not simply content to add street-legal lighting and muffler equipment. The frame might have been similar in design, bur it had abandoned chromemolybdenum steel, and the rear dampers no longer had exterior gas cartridges - the fork was the same as in motocross. The engine was also a direct transplant, with its distinctive fin pattern and black finish. The main difference from the Cappra were the gear ratios, specially chosen for enduro. The main drawback was that the Enduro had an over-large exhaust system passing beneath the engine and reducing the ground clearance to 7.8 inches.


Engine: 246cc (70x74mm) air-cooled singlecylinder; Motoplat electronic ignition

Power Rating: 30 hp@ 8000 rpm

Valves: two-stroke; ports controlled by piston skirt

Fuel System: 32mm Amal carburetor

Transmission: 5-speed, chain final drive

Suspension: telescopic forks (front); swing arm with twin spring/dampers (rear); travel 7.5 inches front/rear

Brakes: 5.1 inch d rum (front); 5 9 inch drum (rear)

Wheels: 21 inch (front); 18 inch (rear)

Weight: 234 lb

Maximum Speed: 81 mph


Comparing tbe 250 Enduro with tbe Montesa Cappra 360 motocross mount reveals tbe

similarities between the two models.

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.