Italian Motorcycles

Mototrans Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Maquinaria Y Elementos de Transporte SA (Mototrans) of Barcelona produced motorcycles and scooters between 1957 and 1983. It succumbed to financial problems and the factory was bought by Yamaha.
The factory built Ducati motorcycles which differed in detail to the Italian machines; for instance the use of Spanish-made Amal carburettors and some engine and gearbox internals. As well as a number of Ducati-engined singles they produced a parallel twin closely based on the Ducati SD500 Desmo. They also built the 1978 Yak 410 scrambler with their own engine (although at least one source says it was designed by Ducati), and a rather smart 50cc machine.

Yak 410 Specifications: 406 cc, 86 x 70, desmo valves, belt-driven camshaft, 6 speed gearbox. Developed 38 hp at 8000 rpm. Around 80 of these were produced between 1985 and 1986. It appears to have the same engine as the Merlin DG11. 
The 500 Nomada model had a Cagiva fourstroke engine.

There is a book on the marque in Spanish:
Sports History Ducati Mototrans - 239 pages, format 17x24 cm, 199 illustrations.


paulnewton1962 at gmail.com
Ducati MotoTrans 48 TS (Approx 1965?)
I saw on your site that you do the Ducati-mototrans-logo.jpg 274 x 300 Tank Transfers. Do you do the side panel transfers also (they just say 48 TS but in a very distinct font)? What would the cost and postage be please?
Paul Newton
Harlow, Essex UK

Sun Feb 09 2014
ducarc at aol.com
MotoTrans of Spain built many bikes under licence from Ducati. Some were identical to the Italian versions, other had differences, not only to the engine units, but they frequently used locally sourced cycle parts and electrics. England

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