Saturday, November 4, 2017

Ossa 250cc Mick Andrews Replica 1974

Brochure for the '74 Ossa Mick Andrews Replica. Ossa motorcycles were made from 1949 to 1985 in Barcelona and were in constant hot competition with rivals Bultaco and Montesa. Over the years Ossa built some wonderful machinery, all two stroke powered. Though best known outside of Spain for their off-roaders there were always road bikes in the range and for a while Ossa were very successful in the road racing discipline.

Reading up on Ossa recently I was entertained by the model names, some great ones, the 'Phantom', the 'Desert Phantom' and the 'Wildfire' are up there. They did also make a 'Plonker' and better still a 'BLT Plonker' though sadly the BLT stands for 'Bolger Long Travel' suspension rather than Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato. The 500 twins they made were quite awesome machines and a road going 'Yankee' model is on my biking bucket list.

The company was recently revived in 2010 with a range of trials machines but sadly they only lasted until 2014 when they merged with Gas Gas and the name disappeared in 2015. 

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