Notes on some of the rarer Spanish marques
This page lists brands for which we currently have only an historical precis. For a more complete listing visit the Spanish Index.
Competition machines built by motorcycle racer Vicenç Badía of Barcelona using a Soriano engine from 1949 to 1951.
In 1961 he built a Montesa-powered three-wheeled microcar. The pilot was seated to the left and somewhat ahead of the passenger, in the same fashion as some motor-gliders of the era.
Sources: wikipedia.es, autopasion18.
Built in Barcelona during the 1960s and 70s, these were competition motorcycles and engines based on the Derbi 74GS and OSSA 250cc.
Motos del Sureste of El Palmar, Murcia (Motomur) reached an agreement in the mid-1970s with the Gimbernat brothers to take over manufacture of their Gimson mopeds. These were produced under the Beneti brand, and then were once more sold as Gimson.
This was a rebranded Fénix moped fitted with a 48cc Iresa engine. It was marketed by a firm in Eibar from 1949 to 1950.
It is unrelated to the Betty from Doubs, France.
Founded in Palma de Mallorca in 1906, A. Bibiloni SA was involved in many aspects of the automotive industry. From 1952 to 1960 they built mopeds with Cucciolo 48cc OHV engines, and later employed Mosquito cyclemotors. Some 1500 to 2000 machines were built.
This was a single-cylinder 500cc motorcycle raced by Francisco Blanco. In 1926 he competed in the "Cuesta de las Perdices", achieving second place at an average speed of 75.27 km/h behind the Douglas of Federico Salgado.
Established in 1965 by Spanish champion Miguel Escobosa, Moto Blitz of Barcelona built modified Montesa Impala 250 and Enduro 360 machines. The company is still active.
Francesc Bonet built Spain's first vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine in 1899. He built it in his textile factory in Barcelona. A tadpole style tricycle, it accomodated four people in wicker seats.
It was powered by a single-cylinder Daimler engine with belt drive to the rear wheels. Two replicas of the tricycle have been built, one of which is in a Spanish museum.
Marketed by Tecnigas of Girona, well-known as a manufacturer of exhausts and accessories for motorcycles.
These are Rieju-based mopeds with a central frame to which the engine is anchored in the lower part, telescopic forks, dual rear shock absorbers, 17-inch wheels and drum brakes. Said to be available with and without pedals.
Engine is an air-cooled two-stroke with electric start.
Sources: motorpasionmoto.com, mopedarmy.com, et al.
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