How does a 288cc, 162lb (73kg) fully fueled off road machine sounds? Yes, it sounds like the 2016 Montesa Cota 300RR Trials bike. This made-for-competition machine is built in the Honda-owned Montesa factory in Barcelona, Spain and will join the Cota 4RT260 in Honda’s expanded 2016 lineup of Montesa trials models.
Currently being campaigned by Cody Webb in the AMA NATC MotoTrials USA National Trials Championship, the brand-new Cota 300RR is a unique, competition-focused motorcycle developed for the most demanding trials riders. Compared to the Cota 4RT260, the Cota 300RR’s redesigned 288cc engine has a longer stroke and larger bore, resulting in increased power and torque across the range, and it has a programmable ECU that allows fine-tuning for varying weather and terrain conditions.
“We’re excited to expand our trials lineup by bringing the brand-new Montesa Cota 300RR to American customers,” said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda. “Montesa’s Honda-powered four-stroke Cota models have long ruled both the outdoor and indoor World Trials Championships, and this light, powerful, agile new motorcycle is already enjoying success in international competition. With the Cota 300RR, riders will be ready to tackle the most challenging sections.”
Given the very specific nature of this machine, both the new Montesa Cota 300RR and Cota 4RT are limited-edition models and are only available via a special ordering process which can be accessed here. The price for the Montesa Cota 300RR Trials is $9,999.