2020 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 Review

Riding on super-hard and demanding terrains requires a lot of skill and to show everything you know, you need a bike that is perfectly engineered and offers impressive handling, along with a capable and powerful engine. The 2020 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 does that job in such a fashioned way. It is one of the best trial bikes around and the new model brings a couple of interesting updates. Some of the novelties are a new rear fender, a more compact speedometer, a new fuel tank and cap etc. All this, combined with the model’s proven design solutions, provide excellent riding experience and ensures class-leading performance.

2020 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260

2020 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 Engine

The core of this trial machine is, of course,  the engine. This motorcycle relies on a well-known 260cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder engine. It has been specially tuned for this occasion to provide a spectacular trial experience. Of course, it has been tweaked to provide tons of low-end torque, but the fact is that this engine delivers plenty of power across the whole rev range.

Of course, advanced tech solutions are the reason for such an amount of power. This engine comes with programmed fuel injection, as well as a  high-pressure fuel pump. This provides an immense amount of power in any situation. Typically for an off-roader, the 2020 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 comes with a familiar close-ratio transmission, with five speeds in this case.

2020 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 front

2020 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 Chassis and Suspension

Trial bikes are all about handling and that’s the area where this bike really shines. Of course, the 2020 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 continues with the same excellent aluminum chassis, which is sturdy but extremely lights. Of course, it provides an excellent riding position and ergonomics. Furthermore, there are some pretty interesting design solutions, starting from a short rear brake pedal, which allows full freedom of movement, just like the reinforced muffler mounts.

When it comes to the suspension, you will find a 39mm Tech cartridge-type telescopic fork with preload extension adjustments and 6.6 inches of travel. On the rear end, you may count on the Pro-Link® system, R16V single shock absorber with preload extension adjustments, and 6.7 inches of travel. Of course, you may count on hydraulic disc brakes on both ends.

2020 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 side

Technology and Updates

As we already mentioned, the 2020 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 came with a couple of interesting updates, starting from a new speedometer. Still, the reason why this bike stands out is a full load of advanced tech solutions. One of the first things that come to mind is a dual-map ECU. This means that you can switch between two modes, depending on riding conditions. The best thing is that you do this with a small switch on the handlebar. You may also count on a battery-less digital ignition system, as well as a bank-angle sensor. The latter will switch off the ignition when the bike is laying on the ground.


The base models go around 8.100 dollars. Also, you can get an upgraded version called Montesa Cota 4RT Race Replica, which comes with numerous upgrades.

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