We were on the road traveling when we saw an email come through from Pepo Rosell of XTR Pepo. Suspense was high because I was unable to unzip the files from my phone. As soon as I got to my computer I got and what did I see? This awesome 1973 Bultaco Lobito 350cc Flat Tracker named “Astro”.
Back in the day, Bultaco built a flat track racer to compete on the US circuit and it was named the Astro. What better way to pay homage to it then naming this Lobito 125 “Astro”. Starting with a stock frame, Pepo modified the sub-frame and used a Yamaha SR250 swing-arm with some Hagon rear shocks.
Pepo decided to ditch the Lobito tank and go with a Bultaco Mercurio 155 one instead. As always, Pepo hand makes a lot of the parts which include the seat, front number plate and the cool fork protectors. The dinky stock forks were replaced with a set of Honda Hornet forks and triples. For controls, a set of LSL Conical handlebars for that Flat Track look.
Onto the performance, Pepo went with a Bultaco Matador MK10 (1979) 350 cc blueprinted engine. To help the little monster breathe, a custom XTR intake and Super Mario handmade 2 stroke exhaust built. The look of 2 stroke exhaust systems are just awesome.
This is one of those bikes that makes me want to build and rip up some dirt flat track racing. Scroll down to see more amazing pics of this little Bultaco Flat Track monster and head over to XTR social media pages. Pepo, you did it again and we love it.
XTR Bultaco Lobito 350cc Flat Tracker Photos (Courtsey of Cesar Godoy):