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The Bultaco Rapitan

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It's been 21 years since a bike with the famous Bultaco "Thumbs Up" logo has made it off the assembly line, but the Spanish motorcycle maker has just announced that they will start making bikes again. First established in 1958 by Francisco 'Paco" Bulto, the company that closed its doors in 1983 is making a comeback, offering a line of bikes with a Latin flair that Ducati and Moto Guzzi can't touch. Right from the start, the company is looking to mix things up with a line of motorcycles with electric engines built by LGN Tech Design SL who is well known in the electric motorcycle racing community. The new Bultaco will be primarily focused on the development of the Rapitan and the Rapitan Sport, which are powered by a brushless electric motor with 54 hp and 92 lb-ft of torque enabled with regenerative braking, but other models are also in the works. The bike also comes with an on-board charger and can top-out at 90 mph with a range of 87 miles on one charge. Bultaco's goal is to bring the first set of bikes to market sometime this year, initially in Europe.