The 2014 Cota 4RT is powered by a 259cc liquid-cooled Single. A specially designed crankcase decompression system reduces engine braking allowing for smoother control when tackling the course and was built to mimic the characteristics of a 2-stroke engine. The powerplant is fed from the half-gallon fuel tank via Programmed Fuel Injection and there’s an optional HRC FI tuning kit available which allows riders to dial-in the PGM-FI system to suit various conditions.
The close-ratio five-speed transmission affords precise power delivery to the rear wheel, while a plush 39mm Showa fork soaks up bumps out front. The cartridge-type telescopic unit travels 6.9 inches and features preload, compression and rebound adjustment capability. Out back a Pro-Link Showa shock with preload and rebound adjustments travels over 6.7 inches. Braking is handled by a single 185mm disc gripped by a four-piston Braktec caliper in the front and a 150mm disc and two-piston caliper at the rear. A 21-inch Michelin front and 18-inch Michelin rear tire grip whatever terrain happens to be underfoot.
The refined aluminum frame and swingarm, along with carbon-fiber elements in the bodywork, help to make the Montesa Honda Cota 4RT a slim 165.1 pounds (claimed with fuel). Wide, adjustable footpegs enhance rider control as well.
The Montesa Honda Cota 4RT Repsol Edition will have a limited run in the states and is only available in the Repsol Race Replica livery. MSRP is listed at $8999 and the bike is set to arrive in dealerships in April 2014.