Friday, May 21, 2010

Ossa Desert


Gianni send us this picture of his restored ossa ( aft6er villa 250, bultaco alpina, fantic, montesa 123...) what do you say ?
Gianni is from Isola della Scala - Verona- Italy

The Ossa firm was a strong supporter of all forms of motorcycle sport including: road racing, motocross, enduro and observed trials. Their first success came at the 1967 24 Hours of Montjuich on the streets of Barcelona. Against all the major Spanish factories, Ossa motorcycles finished a surprising first and second. Inspired by this success, the factory decided to compete abroad in order to make inroads into the international market.

They achieved early success in Grand Prix road racing, competing with an innovative monocoque-framed bike designed by GirĂ³'s son, Eduardo and ridden by Santiago Herrero. Herrero won four 250cc Grands Prix with Ossa before he died while competing at the 1970 Isle of Man TT. The loss of their star rider affected the Ossa team so much that they withdrew from road racing altogether.


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