A Brief History of the Marque
Scorpa is a manufacturer of trials motorcycles based near Alès,
France. It was founded in 1993 by Marc Teissier and Joël Domergue (who went on to found Wakan).
The first model produced by the company was the WORKS 294 in 1994, powered
by a single-cylinder, two-stroke Rotax engine. In 1998, Scorpa signed an
agreement with Yamaha Motor Company to use its engines in subsequent models.
The final range included trials bikes ranging from 125 cc to 249 cc, in both two- and four-stroke variants. Scorpa also produced "long ride" models, that were mechanically similar to the SY trials range, but with a larger fuel tank, and a seat to allow longer trekking use. Non-traditional models included the BMX-inspiried 4-Tricks and the trials/trail hybrid T-Ride.
On July 13, 2009, Scorpa announced on its website that it was going into liquidation.
In September 2009 news was forthcoming that original owner Marc Tessier had purchased the company. Operations moved from Ales to Nîmes, France, and a full complement of trials models were to be produced for 2010. These were to include the TYS125 four-stroke, a 125 and 250 cc two-stroke SY, and a T-Ride model.
In 2015/2016 the factory catalog advertised the Scorpa Twenty 125, 250 and 300cc, all two-stroke trials models.
Sources: Wikipedia, scorpa-motorcycles.com
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