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2015 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 Review
2015 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Championship Heritage. Honda Performance…
Take one of the greatest names ever in the sport of trials riding – the Montesa Cota 4RT—and add the technology, engineering, and reliability of the greatest name in motorcycling—Honda. Then point it at your favorite trials section and get ready for a perfect score. And for 2015 you can pick from two versions: the Montesa Cota 4RT260 and Montesa Cota 4RT Race Replica.
The 2015 Montesa Cota 4RT260 is ready for competition with its reliable 260cc Honda engine and new suspension components. Or choose the Montesa Cota 4RT Race Replica with premium Showa suspension, race replica trim and specialty carbon parts. Either one is a great choice for serious competitors and weekend trials enthusiasts alike.
New Honda Montesa Cota 4RT 2015
The Montesa Honda Cota 4RT has always been recognized for its exclusive technological features, as well as for being a model of superior quality and proven reliability. In anticipation of the 2015 season, Montesa Honda has decided to continue to improve its trial motorcycles with changes that go beyond a few aesthetic changes. Montesa Honda is launching two new versions of the Cota 4RT model: the 4RT260 and the Race Replica.
2015 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Cota 4RT260: Maintaining the light feel characteristic of the Cota 4RT260 model, the suspension has been improved to provide the rider with a higher degree of control and comfort. To achieve this, the front forks have been fitted with more progressive springs whilst the rear suspension has been adjusted to increase the sensitivity of the hydraulic cylinders allowing a more precise regulation. Furthermore, the adjustment of the valve hydraulics, which can be regulated both in rebound and compression, has been replaced by a manual adjustment eliminating the need for an extra tool. The handlebar has a new style, with a new more open design that relieves pressure from the rider’s arms. The brake master cylinders have been remodeled internally for a more stable performance as well as consistent response at all times. The final transmission ratio has a new 41 rear sprocket which eliminates the need to substitute this component or the chain drive when the motorcycle is set to full power. Even though it maintains its basic Montesa Honda red colour, the model has new decorations and decals. An example of this is the upper and bottom bridge, now in black. The front mudguard has a new angular design that gives the motorcycle’s overall image a sportier and slimmer look. The shift pedal also has a new slimmer and elegant design. The new Cota 4RT260 model also comes with a supplementary seat for soft trial or trip trial. The seat is easy to remove and includes a space to store various objects. This new element gives the motorcycle more versatility, expanding the possibilities of its use.
2015 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Among other updates, the Montesa Cota 4RT260* and Race Replica bikes have new color triple clamps, a different handlebar bend, re-shaped front fender, new shift lever, new final-drive gearing.
260cc PGM-FI ENGINE
The Montesa Cota 4RT260 and Race Replica fuel-injected power is easier to modulate, for surgical power delivery. A special crankcase decompression system reduces engine braking, making the bike easier to control in challenging trials conditions.
Different weather conditions? With an optional HRC FI tuning kit you can fine-tune the Cota’s PGM-FI Electronic Fuel Injection system. Expert riders can change the ignition and fueling maps with an optional HRC kit and the help of a laptop. 4-PISTON
FRONT BRAKE CALIPER
The Montesa Cota 4RT Race Replica is equipped with a new 4-piston monoblock front brake caliper. The brake master cylinder has been updated for more stable performance.
The Montesa Cota 4RT260 carries its own fully adjustable 39mm TECH fork and R16V shock for the Pro-Link rear suspension for 2015, while the Race Replica adds premium fully adjustable Showa suspension front and rear, contributing to the bike’s superior handling on challenging terrain.
The Montesa Cota 4RT260 comes with a removable seat that is substantially more comfortable and incorporates a bit of handy underseat storage.
2015 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7999 USD
Engine Type 259cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke 78.0mm x 54.2mm
Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) 28mm throttle body
Ignition Electronically controlled digital transistorized
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Valve Train Unicam®, four valve
Transmission Close-ratio five-speed transmission
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 39mm TECH cartridge-type telescopic fork with Pre-load extension adjustments.
175mm stroke = 6.9 inches
Rear Suspension Pro-Link®, R16V damper with Pre-load and extension adjustments. 170mm stroke = 6.7inches
Front Brake Single 185mm hydraulic disc with 4-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Rear Brake Single 150mm hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Front Tire 2.75-21 Dunlop
Rear Tire 4.00-18 Dunlop
Wheelbase 52.0 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 23.0°
Trail 63mm (2.48 inches)
Seat Height 25.6 inches
Curb Weight 160.9 pounds, 163.7 pounds with fuel
Fuel Capacity 0.5 gallons
Ground Clearance 13.2 inches
Model ID MRT2604F
Available Colors Red
2015 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2015 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £5848 (On The Road).
Clutch Operation Hydraulic
Ignition System Electronic, digital transistorized
Starter Kick to primary transmission
Carburation Electronic fuel injection PGM-FI
Compression Ratio 10.5 : 1
Bore x Stroke 78 Ãƒ- 54.2 mm
Engine Type Single, 4-strokes, 4 valves, SOHC, liquid cooled
Engine Displacement 258.9 cm3
Oil Capacity 0.6 liters; Transmission: 0.57 liters
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.9 liters
clutch type Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission Type 5-speed
Air Cleaner Viscous, urethane foam element
Dimensions and Weight
Kerb Weight 73 kg
Footpeg Height 390 mm
Wheelbase 1,321 mm
Ground Clearance 335 mm
Frame type Diamond, aluminum twin spar
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,016 Ãƒ- 830 Ãƒ- 1,130 mm
Trail 63 mm
Seat Height 650 mm
Wheels, Suspension and Brakes
Wheels Type Aluminum rims/ spokes
Suspension Rear Pro-Link system, R16V shock absorber with stepless compression and rebound adjustment. 170 mm stroke (Replica: Pro-Link system, SHOWA shock absorber with stepless compression and rebound adjustment. 170mm stroke)
Brakes Front 185 Ãƒ- 3.5 mm hydraulic disc with 4-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Suspension Front 39 mm TECH telescopic fork with stepless compression and rebound adjustment. 175mm stroke (Replica: 39 mm SHOWA telescopic fork with stepless compression and rebound adjustment. 175mm stroke
Brakes Rear 150 Ãƒ- 2.5 mm hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.