Montesa Honda Returning to UK with New 2014 Cota 4RT Models
The new-for-2014 Montesa Honda Cota 4RT – a model that will be sold in two versions, the 4RT260 and the 4RT260 Factory – was unveiled at the latest round of the Trial World Championship in Barzio, Italy. Following this, Honda has announced that both models will be sold in the UK.
The Cota 4RT260 has been developed in collaboration with the Repsol Montesa Team, with an added focus on both quality and technology. It offers a high base-level of performance for both amateur and advanced riders, says Honda. The new model has an increase in displacement to 260cc, which, according to Honda’s engineers, results in improved performance, more usable rpm range and stronger torque in the mid range. In addition, engine braking has been reduced, offering improved rider feel and control.
For more competition focussed riders, the ‘Factory’ offers high-specification SHOWA suspension and a host of other upgrades. It also carries the Repsol Montesa Honda team livery and graphics – a team that has experienced domination in World Trials in recent years, taking the last fifteen world titles (indoor and outdoor) with rider Toni Bou.
Both new-for-2014 models will be manufactured in Montesa Honda’s facilities in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda (Barcelona). Montesa was originally founded in 1945; its relationship with Honda began in 1983.
The Cota 4RT260 and the ‘Factory’ will be available in the UK from start of the last quarter of 2013.