2017 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 Trial Bike Announced for Europe
Honda announced minor updates to the Montesa Cota 4RT260 for 2017. The changes were announced ahead of this weekend’s 2 Dies de Trial d’Encamp competition in Andorra. As of this writing, the updated 2017 model has only been confirmed for Europe; we’ll have to wait for official word from American Honda on a U.S. release. […] more
What is it about motorcycles that makes riders immediately want to modify their bikes? Sometimes, they don’t even make it out of the dealership before some of the OE parts have been replaced with “performance enhancing” upgrades. Back in the days when tires seemed to made out of stone, swapping out the stock rubber for something stickier truly was a way to earn street cred (assuming you scrubbed off the chicken strips) and improve the bike’s performance. Of course, this was during the Pleistocene epoch, when aluminum was considered an exotic material, and swapping out steel parts was another easy path to a sportier motorcycle.
Today, modern sporting machinery comes with titanium engine internals and gumball tires. What’s a rider who wants to trick out a bike to do?