The history of the Spanish moto company Montesa began in 1945. The office of the company specializing in the production of light and sports motorcycles is located in Cornell. In the 1950s, Francesco Bulto designed motorcycles for highway and ring races, which are very popular.
In the 1960s, Montesa actively engaged in the production of sport off-road motorcycles. One of the trial models of the company, Cota, allowed to win several world championships and Europe.
In July 1986, a joint venture was established with Honda. The new company Montesa-Honda, S.A., helped the Spanish firm to overcome the crisis associated with the abolition of restrictions on the import of motorcycles in Spain. Now the joint factory also produces motorcycles and Honda scooters.