Green Cota - mystery solved

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Green Cota - mystery solved

Postby billy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:08 am

I have read a number of articles on the history of the Montesa Cota including in the current edition of Classic Trial #24.
None of them have made mention of the green models that were around in the late 1970's.
Does anybody have any info on them?

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Re: Green Cota

Postby whitehillbilly » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:28 am

Greg Harding has 'Kermit' so probably has info on them.

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Green Cota - mystery solved

Postby billy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:36 pm

After further investigation I believe I have solved the mystery of the "Green Cota 172".

The Montesa Cota 348 was named "Moto Verde del Año" by the magazine Motociclismo in 1977 - the biggest award in the world for the motorcycle of the year in the off-road category.

Moto Verde translates to Green Motorbike. Montesa released a limited number of green Cota 172's in recognition of the award.
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Re: Green Cota - mystery solved

Postby Greg Harding » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:24 pm

Hi Everyone,

Billy, here are some photos of my Moto Verde and maybe some bikes that are familiar to you:
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Maybe Kermit is younger than I thought?

Excellent research and now for another mission for you, how did the Blue ones come to be? A Mate of mine had one like Phil, who knows it might be the same bike?
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