Sometimes serendipity strikes. Just three days after returning to the Garage with our newly purchased Frontera, browsing Craigslist I came upon a Mk.2 Campera. I've been on the lookout for a small bore dual sport Bultaco for some time. And there it was, a complete, original, running example for a very reasonable price. Of course it was in Connecticut, a thousand miles away. Fortunately, my life buddy Neil was heading up to NJ/PA to visit family and, having heard this hymn before, was willing to provide the transport. So, knowing I had the logistics covered, I called the owner and we quickly reached an agreement.

Here's a few photos from the Craigslist listing:

Finally,  after nearly three years languishing in the shed, the Campera is on the build table. Unlike all my other Bultacos, this will not be a restoration to original spec. Instead it will be built as a sporty road bike.

The first step is deconstruction, that is underway. The hard part will be the dry build, assembling the bike in its final form before disassembling for paint and polish.

The build plan is still evolving, however some decisions (subject to change, of course) have been made. We have obtained a Mk.8 Pursang 250 motor. The bike will not use a battery but will instead run a UBL box to smooth out the electrics. We'll be using a Sherpa S swingarm with Koni shocks. Probably also Metralla handlebars with Magura levers, Bodywise it will have a cafe style tank and seat, no side panels and road race style fender.

I'll be posting photos as the build progresses with the aim of completion Summer 2020.