2014 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT

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The Honda Montesa Cota 4RT sets new standards in the world of trials. Equipped with a revolutionary and compact 4 stroke and 4 valve engine with a PGM-FI electronic fuel injection, the Honda Montesa Cota 4RT delivers a high efficiency and low emissions without compromising performance.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a light aluminum frame which sits on SHOWA suspensions.

The bike also features a newly designed fuel tank, which is more slender than the previous generations allowing you better control. Apart from that you also get a new rear mud guard, Dunlop tires, a special paint job that goes back to the original red color of Montesas emblematic classic Cota models, and a Pro Link, R16V rear suspension.

The Honda Montesa Cota 4RT is offered with a starting price of €7.180.

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Honda Montesa Cota 4RT

Ever since its first release, the Montesa Cota 4RT model started a revolution in the world of trial, a discipline dominated completely by the mechanics of 2 stroke engines. These power plants are compact and easy to use, however, their value was diminished because of the high level of pollution emissions they caused. Such is the case, that advancing the emissions standards that were set to begin in 2006, Montesa, with the collaboration of Honda Motor Co., developed the Montesa Cota 4RT, an advanced trial motorcycle equipped with a revolutionary and compact 4 stroke and 4 valve engine with a PGM?FI electronic fuel injection, the results of this being a highly efficient machine with a low level of emission pollution and a significant value in power and torque.

Honda Montesa Cota 4RT

The chassis also underwent a big change, with the adoption of a light aluminum frame and the high quality SHOWA suspensions, especially the advanced design of the rear suspension. Ever since the beginning, the performance of the 250cc engine has amazed for its capability to compete, in theory, with the superior 2 stroke engines with a similar displacement.

Honda Montesa Cota 4RT

Both versions of the new Cota 4RT, the 4RT260 and the Race Replica, transmit a modern and fluid style with a new design of the fuel tank, a lot more slender and compact but keeping enough capacity to enjoy a long trial recreation day. The new rear mud guard is also designed to match the slender look of the fuel tank giving the motorcycle a more stylish overall look. Whilst the Race Replica version inherits the new powerful image of the motorcycle of the World Champion, the 4RT260 goes back to the original red color of Montesas emblematic classic Cota models. A red that is also present in the wheel hubs creating a perfect combination with the beautifully painted black anodized rims.

2014 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT Key Features:

Honda Montesa Cota 4RT

• Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 vales, SOHC, liquid cooled engine
• Electronically Controlled digital transistor Ignition
• Electronic fuel injection PGM-FI
• Pro Link, R16V (SHOWA on Race Replica) Rear Suspension
• Diamond shape, Aluminum twin spar Frame


Honda Montesa Cota 4RT
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 vales, SOHC, liquid cooled
Engine Displacement258.9 cc
Sparkplug TypeCR6EH-9 (NGK)
Bore x Stroke78 x 54.2 mm
Ignition SystemElectronically Controlled digital transistor
StarterKick pedal
Fuel Tank Capacity1.9 litres
Ignition Timing27° BTDC (Idle) 45° BTDC (10,000 min-1)
Idling Speed1,800 min-1
Throttle Bore28 mm
CarburationElectronic fuel injection PGM-FI
ACG Output160 W
Oil Capacity0.6 liters
Compression Ratio10.5 : 1
Primary Reduction3.166 (57/18)
Final Reduction4.100 (41/10)
Clutch OperationHydraulic
ClutchWet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission Type5-speed
Final DriveRoller chain
Wheelbase1,321 mm
Trail63 mm
Caster Angle23°
Ground Clearance335 mm
Dimensions (LxWxH)2,016 — 830 — 1,130 mm
Weight73 kg (Racing version)
Frame typeDiamond shape, Aluminum twin spar
Seat Height650 mm
Tyres Size Front2.75–21 (Dunlop)
Rim Size FrontAluminum / Wire spokes Fr: 21 — 1.60
Brakes Rear150 — 2.5 mm hydraulic disc with 4-piston caliper and sintered
Rim Size RearAluminum / Wire spokes Rr: 18 — MT2.15
Brakes Front185 — 3.5 mm hydraulic disc with 4-piston caliper and sintered
Suspension Front39 mm TECH (SHOWA on Race Replica) cartridge type telescopic fork with Pre-load & extension adjustments. 175 mm stroke
Tyre Size Rear4.00–18 (Dunlop)
Tyre Pressures Front39 – 44kPa; Rear: 29 – 34kPa
Suspension RearPro Link, R16V (SHOWA on Race Replica) damper with Pre load and extension adjustments. 170mm stroke

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