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The question has been raised here about build quality on the Montessa built models.
I've recently been buying NOS parts for my fleet and they come in the original packaging.
I have found that all chassis parts come in bags that say "made in Spain", but all engine parts come in bags that say "made in Japan".
I guess that means that Montessa built the bikes (and that's no bad thing because Montessa's specialty is dirt bikes), but the engines must have been shipped from Japan and installed by Montessa.
Good news I think.
 

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I don't think Honda ever built the RFVC engines outside Japan? Chassis yes certainly between Montesa and I am sure some were assembled in Italy as well.
Montesa make pretty decent trials bikes though, I have a Cota 315R with an Italian Chassis and HRC Gilardoni 2t engine and the build quality is very good.
 
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