That was because new mechanical things were being developed and because there were no marketers yet who put the label "authentic" on everything.
Marketers and managers have taken authenticity with them and they do things with it that 'water boarding' the Americans in Guantanamo Bay is child's work.
Watches, sunglasses, helmets, clothing. You name it.
The naan 'Bultaco', for example, appears to no longer ring a bell for people under forty. And with that the sellers who put their motorcycle helmets on the market under that name still miss the link with which they flutter.
But we would like to get in touch with someone who has a Bultaco Metralla.
With its 250 cc and 29 hp that poison frog – which in its day with that displacement was just a middle class car – ran the magic 'ton', 100 mph. 160 kilometers per hour. With the race kit, the Metralla was even 34 hp strong…