EICMA SHOW: OSSA IS BACK, TM NEVER LEFT

 
(11/10/2009)
Ron Lawson

      If you remember Ossa, you probably won’t admit it in mixed company. They were Spanish bikes that were ridden by the likes of Marty Motes, Dick Mann and Barry Higgins about a zillion years ago. At the EICMA show in Italy, the name, at least, made a comeback. A new 250 trails bike was shown for the first time and it shows some interesting technology. With a backwards, rear-tiled cylinder and fuel injection, it’s sort of a two-stroke version of the new Yamaha YZ450F.
      On the other side of the hall, TM was showing off a machine that has shown great promise on the motocross GP circuit. The 250F features a new motor in a lightweight aluminum chassis. No American distributor is on line yet. But maybe soon. 
 

     
There's always drama when the sheet is pulled off a new bike. Or an old one.



TM's new 250F has proven competitive  on the world stage.
Comments:
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:03:05 PM by look up
It sure is good to see older companies come back on the scene. With the Ero and s dollar rates the way tery are do we think that we will see any oif these new models state sode?
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Albertnbradshaw
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:05:28 PM by look up
sorry about the spellig folks. I was typing to fast
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Albertnbradshaw
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:01:23 AM by KTMKen
That new Ossa "Plonker" looks wicked!

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