2018 Honda Montesa Cota
Engine & Drivetrain Features
- Honda Unicam power: The Cota 4RT260 uses an exclusive Honda 259 cc liquid-cooled 4-valve Unicam engine that was designed and tuned specifically for the unique demands of trials riding, including the need for ultra-strong low-rpm power.
- Power boost: A high-pressure fuel pump helps to boost midrange and top-end performance while maintaining the engine's excellent power delivery at low rpm.
- Easy to modulate: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with a narrow, high-velocity 28 mm throttle body ensures rapid fuel/air flow and precise cylinder filling, resulting in crisp power delivery that's easy to modulate—so critical in trials riding.
- Battery-less ignition: Battery-less digital ignition includes a bank-angle sensor to switch off the ignition when the motorcycle is lying horizontal.
- Linear power curve: Precise mapping of the ignition system's ECU gives the engine a consistent power curve, particularly in the low and mid ranges.
- Reduced engine braking: A crankcase decompression system limits engine braking when closing the throttle for improved rider control, making the bike feel lighter and easier to handle.
- Optimum fan placement: The radiator fan is positioned in a manner that promotes evacuation of dirt, pebbles or other objects and prevents blockage of the fan itself.
- Smooth, accurate shifting: Gearing in the close-ratio five-speed transmission was selected to perfectly match the engine's powerband so you always have the perfect gear for whatever section you're riding.
- Dual Map ECU: Traction different from one section to the next? No problem. The Cota's ECU lets you choose between two ignition maps with the flick of a handlebar-mounted switch.
Chassis & Suspension Features
- Classic quality: The Cota 4RT260 features an aluminum chassis with a gorgeous finish, showcasing classic Montesa styling and impeccable manufacturing quality.
- Premium suspension: A 39 mm TECH cartridge-type adjustable fork provides 175 mm (6.9 in.) of travel. The Repsol Race Replica edition steps up to a premium Showa competition-spec fork.
- Tight packaging: Every component was painstakingly designed to be as compact and to fit as tightly as possible, resulting in a bike that's incredibly svelte and smooth, with a minimum of jutting surfaces to inhibit your movement.
- Pro-Link performance: At the back, the Pro-Link suspension features an adjustable R16V damper and 170 mm (6.7 in.) of travel, while the Race Replica edition features a competition-spec Showa adjustable shock.
- Traction and handling: Dunlop D803GP tires provide incredible traction while also giving the Cota more-responsive handling.
- Innovative rear wheel: The 32-spoke rear wheel features an innovative system incorporating central-adjustment spokes for a significant weight reduction. The system also allows the Cota to use a tubeless rear tire.
- Strong and light: Compact and lightweight front brake system uses a 4-piston caliper (monoblock on the Race Replica edition), 183 mm rotor and sintered metal pads. The rear brake features a 2-piston caliper, 150 mm hydraulic disc and sintered metal pads.
- Secure grip: Wide, adjustable footrests provide extra grip and confidence in the toughest sections.
- Best of both: Weighing just 74.3 kg (163.7 lb) with fuel, the Cota 4RT260 is a cutting-edge trials bike—the perfect combination of Honda's engine technology and Montesa's world-championship trials experience.
- Removable seat: The 4RT260 includes an easily installed additional seat that incorporates a handy storage area, so you can use your Cota for both serious competition and fun play riding.
- Carbon-fibre protection: The Repsol Race Replica edition comes equipped with beautiful carbon-fibre guards on the fork, engine cases and muffler that look trick and provide additional protection.
Engine & Drivetrain
- Engine Type: Liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
- Displacement: 259 cc
- Bore & Stroke: 78.0 mm x 54.2 mm
- Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
- Valve Train: Unicam, 4 valves
- Fuel Delivery: PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
- Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
- Final Drive: #520 Chain; 10T/41T
Chassis & Suspension
- Front Suspension: 39 mm Showa fork with pre-load, compression and extension adjustments; 175 mm (6.9 in.) travel
- Rear Suspension: Pro-Link®, Showa damper with pre-load and extensions adjustments; 170 mm (6.7 in.) travel
- Tires: Front: 2.75-21 Michelin Trail Competition Rear: 4.00-18 Michelin Trail Competition X11
- Brakes: Front: 183 mm hydraulic disc with four-piston caliper and sintered metal pads Rear: 150 mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
- Ground Clearance: 335 mm (13.2 in.)
- Seat Height: 650 mm (25.6 in.)
- Wheelbase: 1,321 mm (52 in.)
- Curb Weight: 74.3 kg (163.7 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas—ready to ride
- Fuel Capacity: 1.9 L
- Colour: Red/White/Blue
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- Engine Type
- Single-cylinder 4-stroke
- 259 cc
- Bore and Stroke
- 78.0 mm x 54.2 mm
- Compression Ratio
- Fuel System
- PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
- Front Suspension
- 39 mm Showa fork with pre-load, compression and extension adjustments; 175 mm (6.9 in.) travel
- Front Brakes
- 183 mm hydraulic disc with four-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
- Front Tire
- 2.75-21 Michelin Trail Competition
- Rear Suspension
- Pro-Link®, Showa damper with pre-load and extensions adjustments; 170 mm (6.7 in.) travel
- Rear Brakes
- 150 mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
- Rear Tire
- 4.00-18 Michelin Trail Competition X11
- Dry Weight
- Curb Weight: 74.3 kg (163.7 lb.)
- Fuel Capacity
- 1.9 L
- 1,321 mm (52 in.)
- Ground Clearance
- 335 mm (13.2 in.)
- Seat Height
- 650 mm (25.6 in.)
- Close-ratio five-speed
- Final Drive
- #520 Chain; 10T/41T