The Spanish-made Bultaco El Bandido first appeared in 1967
as a 350cc model, but in 1968 the bore was increased from
83mm to 85mm, which gave it 362cc and 43. 5 horsepower. The
Bandido was available in both motocross and scrambles models.
In America, the longish wheelbase ( 55. 9 inches), 31-degree
head angle and ample power were better suited to smoother
Estimated value: $15,000.
Bert Greeves never planned to become a motorcycle manufacturer. His early business was building carriages for
invalids. Yet by the early 1960s, Greeves were by far the most popular offroad two-strokes. Many were imported
into the U.S. by Greeves distributor Nick Nicholson, and parts are still available. With their Earles-type fork and
aluminum I-beam frame, Greeves were easily distinguished from other brands. The 1967 Challenger was at the
pinnacle of Greeves popularity and, sadly, a last gasp for the popularity of the brand. As motocross mania swept
America, the lighter-weight Huskys and CZs became the tools of choice. Top Greeves riders included Dave Bickers,
Bryan Wade and Gary Bailey. I consider a Greeves to be one of the coolest bikes to start a collection with. The prices
are very reasonable, since Greeves were plentiful back in the day, and built to take a lot of punishment.
Estimated value: $10,000.