A Brief History of the Marque
The Vilalbi was the first motorcycle built in Spain. Miquel Villalbí developed a prototype in 1903 which underwent tests before he went on to build and sell five more, two of which have survived and are in the collections of Spanish museums in Barcelona and Tarrasa.
As there was no source for components, Vilalbi built everything himself; the engine, carburettor, frame and even the tyres.
The engine has a capacity of 429cc (78 x 90 mm) with an automatic inlet valve.
NB. The name of the marque is spelled both Villalbí and Villalví.
Source: frikndomotarra.blogspot.com, wikipedia.ca
May 10, 2000
Encontré en vuestra web page, " Spanish Motorcycle Manufacturers" la marca Villalbi.
Por favor, estoy muy interesado en información sobre esas motocicletas y si es posible analizar la posibilidad de adquirir una.
Muchas Gracias por su colaboración
Ernesto Raúl Villalbi
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Email evillalb at rt.net.ar
evillalbi at hotmail.com
From Sheldon: My best translation:
I have just found your web page, "Spanish Motorcycle Manufacturers" and the Villalbi page. I am very interested in find more information about this brand of motorcycle and possibly acquiring one.
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