Posted 7 years ago
My first motorcycle was a 1970 Taco 22 series III mini bike. The picture on the left was taken on a local dirt track near Wichita Falls, TX in 1971 I was 5. When I got the scoot, I was four and my folks had to take off the seat and put a piece of foam in its place, so I could reach the ground. I rode it up and down the alley till one of us ran out of gas.... Second pic is Buffy and Jody from Family Affair. We always called it a Bulltaco, but I don't think they are related. It sure did haul a$$.
Dealer info: STEEN’S TACO_22_logo, a penny-pinching, practical barrel of fun from its low initial cost to miserly miles-per-gallon operation and meager maintenance. The TACO_22_fits a husky 2.5 h.p. Tecumseh 4 cycle engine in it’s double-loop, cradle frame of heavy-wall, 1-inch tubing. A direct drive through the automatic clutch gives 6.5 pulling ratio to the 11 1/2-inch studded rear tire for 25-30 m.p.h speeds. Stopping power is delivered by a foot-operated friction brake. Curb weight is just 76 pounds, with a full 3/4-gal. Gas tank. The deluxe TACO_22_ is fitted with a hand-operated drum brake system. Price - $129.50
Don't have this one any longer (wish I did). Dad traded it on a bigger model.