2009 Montesa Cota 4RT

  • Engine: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, 4-valve SOHC
  • Displacement: 249cc
  • Compression ratio: 10.5 : 1
  • Carburettor: PGM-FI Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Ignition: Electronic CDI with adjustable timing
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Primary drive: Gears
  • Secondary drive: Chain #520
  • Clutch: Multi-plate, wet - Hydraulic operation
  • Frame: Cast duralumium double cradle, diamond twin-spar
  • Front suspension: 39mm Showa fork, adjustable rebound and spring preload, 175mm axle travel
  • Rear suspension: Central, single progressive Showa damper with adjustable rebound and spring preload, 170mm axle travel
  • Front brake: 185mm hydraulic disc
  • Rear brake: 150mm hydraulic disc
  • Front wheel: 2.75 x 21"
  • Rear wheel: 4.00 x 18"
  • Dry weight: 73.8kg
  • Overall length: 2016mm
  • Overall width: 830mm
  • Overall height: 1130mm
  • Ground clearance: 335mm
  • Wheelbase: 1321mm
  • Seat height: 650mm
  • Footpeg height: 390mm
  • Fuel capacity: 2.0 litres


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A four-stroke engine providing levels of performance equal to or surpassing its two-stroke
rivals, at a similar weight. The 249cc single cylinder revolution also brings with it a
significant reduction in pollutant emissions.
A SOHC water-cooled configuration and equipped with Honda's Programmed Fuel Injection system (PGM-F1)


ECU: the electronic injection control unit

The lightweight, simplified integrated injection system (PGM-F1) is yet another of the Cota
4RT's revolutionary technologies. With a lower volume than that of conventional carburetors,
it brings together in a single piece the throttle body and the ECU - its intelligent,
high-precision control unit.
Its sensors perform instantaneous calculations of a range of variables such as environment and
engine temperature, atmospheric pressure, etc., to ensure its optimal working and a precise
response anywhere, including demanding high-altitude conditions.

Battery-free starting:

Taking advantage of its R&D experience, Honda has launched a world's first:
a system in which the kick start activates an extremely high-performance generator that
provides the ECU with enough power to run the fuel injection pump, thus guaranteeing a
quick reliable start, eliminating the need for a battery feeding the electronic injection system,
and reducing weight.


The introduction of a new engine has meant a complete redesign of the frame to bring it in
line with new requirements. The new aluminium twin spar frame surrounds the engine in a
diamond-type configuration, providing an optimal balance between rigidity and handling, as
well as perfect integration of the tank, the mudguard and the one piece muffler. Furthermore,
the weight/rigidity ratio has been optimised, losing 1.6kg without affecting performance.


Exclusive design from Showa both front and rear.

Front: 39mm cartridge-type fork with a special titanium nitrate coating, with 22-step
adjustable compression and 20-step rebound damping, 175mm axle travel.

Rear: vertically set gas chamber absorber offers maximum travel and gives lower centre of
gravity and reduced seat height, stepless compression and 12-step rebound damping
adjustment, 170mm axle travel.


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