This model, the most recent iteration of Montesa’s adaptable 259 cc platform, gains the “R” suffix for 2022, signifying that it is more competition-ready than its predecessor. The oversized aluminum muffler from the 301 platforms and the swap to Showa suspension parts, which provide more horsepower across the rpm range, are examples of upgrades. Stunning black color and new graphics are also added to the 2022 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT 260R Dirt Motorcycle.
Honda subsidiary Montesa continues to create the most cutting-edge trial machines in the world with significant involvement from multiple-time FIM Trial World Champion Toni Bou. The 4RT260R and 4RT301RR Race Replica are elite vehicles capable of taking on the most challenging sections imaginable. They were designed, developed, and produced in the company’s Spanish factory, housed in Barcelona, a trials hotbed, and have a history that dates back even further than that of Honda.
2022 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT 260R Dirt Motorcycle – Features and Specs
Engine / Drivetrain
The 2022 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT 260R Dirt Motorcycle has a 259 cc displacement transmitted through a 78mm bore and a 54.2mm stroke. Yet the 4RT301RR Race Replica’s engine has a 298 cc displacement, which is the most permitted in the FIM Trial2 World Championship, and measures 81.5 mm in bore and 57.2 mm in stroke. At the same time, Power is geared toward the low and midrange for the tractable, smooth delivery essential for keeping grip in challenging circumstances, even with the quick bursts of acceleration typical in trail riding.
Vibration is reduced using a three-ring piston and a crankshaft that is specifically made—designed electronic fuel injection for smooth operation under a variety of circumstances. Extensive, lightweight aluminum exhaust system for optimal torque across the rpm range. On the right side of its engine, the clutch is shielded by a light yet durable carbon fiber guard. For less engine braking and to maintain traction when decelerating, the decompression system has a large, 2.3 mm crankcase breather tube.
Chassis / Suspension
Lightweight Preload, compression, and rebound damping are all adjustable on the 39 mm Showa fork. 6.2 inches have passed. The Pro-Link rear suspension system with single Showa shock cushions the worst obstacles in trial areas. It moves 6.7 inches. The aluminum swingarm and frame are lightweight for agile handling. For simple steering and consistent handling, aluminum wheel hubs reduce unsprung weight: front and rear Golfer rotors in the petal design for maximum stopping power and modulation.
A plastic guard covers the four-piston front caliper, which provides reliable, powerful braking. The engine is shielded from the hits against rocks typical in trials by a large aluminum skid plate with a rubber cushion. The bike may be conveniently parked by the rider while they wait to enter a sector thanks to an aluminum side stand. The gasoline tank is made of aluminum. To better shield the rider from debris in transfer portions, the rear fender widens towards the end. Nonetheless, a minimalist LED headlight offers light when it’s dark (not road legal).
2022 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT 260R Dirt Motorcycle – Specs
Engine and transmission
|Displacement||258.9 ccm (15.8 cubic inches)|
|Engine type||Single-cylinder, four-stroke|
|Engine details||Honda engine|
|Bore x stroke||78mm x 54.2mm (3.1 inches x 2.1 inches)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Fuel system||Injection. PGM-FI|
|Fuel control||Single Overhead Cams (SOHC)|
|Ignition||Electronically controlled digital transistorized|
|Transmission type||Chain (final drive)|
|Clutch||Multi-plate in oil bath|
Chassis, suspension, brakes, and wheels
|Rake (fork angle)||23-degree|
|Trail||64 mm (2.5 inches)|
|Front Suspension||39mm Showa cartridge-type telescopic fork with Pre-load extension adjustments.|
|Front-wheel travel||175 mm (6.9 inches)|
|Rear Suspension||Showa damper with Pre-load and extension adjustments.|
|Rear wheel travel||170 mm (6.7 inches)|
|Front brakes||Single disc. 4-piston caliper and sintered metal pads|
|Diameter||185 mm (7.3 inches)|
|Rear brakes||Single disc. 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads|
|Diameter||150 mm (5.9 inches)|
|Wheels||Wire spoked. Dunlop tires.|
Physical measures and capacities
|Weight incl. oil, gas, etc||77 kg (169.8 pounds)|
|Seat height||650 mm (25.6 inches). If adjustable, lowest setting.|
|Overall height||1140 mm (44.9 inches)|
|Overall length||2016 mm (79.4 inches)|
|Overall width||830 mm (32.7 inches)|
|Ground clearance||335 mm (13.2 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1321 mm (52 inches)|
|Fuel capacity||2 liters (0.53 US gallons)|
|Color options||Red/White/Black, Repsol Replica|