Bultaco was a Spanish manufacturer of two-stroke motorcycles from 1958 to 1983. “Bultaco” comes from combining the first four letters of Sr. Bultó’s surname with the last three of his nickname “Paco”.
In 1998, rights to the Bultaco name were purchased by Marc Tessier, who used it to help launch a range of purpose-built trials motorcycles from his company Sherco Moto S.A.R.L. The bikes were initially named Bultaco Shercos. In 2000, the bikes became ‘Sherco by Bultaco’, and in 2001 the Bultaco name was dropped altogether. The US trademark is now owned by HDW Enterprises, the parent company of a parts and repair specialist for vintage Bultacos.
As of 2017, Bultaco produces electric motorbikes in Barcelona, Spain, also the site of the original 1958 factory.