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A Rare OSSA Pioneer 250

OSSA Pioneer 250 

I want to share my 1970 OSSA Pioneer 250 with your readers. I have owned it since new and have ridden it in enduros in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Pennsylvania. I also desert raced it in Utah, but after restoring and upgrading the bike, I now show it.

I just showed it at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, Calif. It’s been rebuilt and upgraded with new shocks, sprockets, cables, a newly upholstered seat and many re-chromed parts. I replaced every nut and bolt possible. It has been a labor of love. It’s not completely stock, but it’s mine to please me. I am very proud of my OSSA Pioneer 250. I am a big champion of the defunct OSSA factory in Spain (discounting the use of the name by a new company in Italy). — James Noel/Alamo, Calif.