Here my first Bultaco, a 175cc Sherpa, model #221. The bike was great very smooth to ride, the engine plant was a
little bit underpowered as the frame was nearly the same the model 190 250 and 350cc models used.
Bultaco made these to have something matching in the 175cc class that we had in the late 70's to late 80's for youth riders from 14 to 18 years. As there where much lighter bikes available too expecially the 200 Fantic, (156cc). This model wasn't favorated by the youth back then. I felt marked-down too when I compared my Bul to other bikes back then in terms of weight, power delivery and movability. I sold it when I turned 18.
Now many years later I would love to get the bike back, Since then I never saw a 175cc Sherpa again.
The bike served well, but the quality of the paint to frame and engine was poor, the paint started chipping of here and there very fast. To get the bike sold I had to repaint the frame and engine, at least I got a good price for it ...
I now have a model 199b, have to take some new photos it's a real beauty.