Spanish Motorcycles

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Spanish Makes (C)

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.

Manufactured in Barcelona between 1924 and 1927 by Antoni Carbonell, a bicycle firm, these were fitted with 175cc Villiers engines. Production was limited.

These motorcycles were created by J. Cedrón in his workshop at Calle Montesa in Madrid using restored war surplus machines in 1951.
Source: OTTW

Luis Iriondo of Eibar, Guipúzcoa, built motorised bicycles named Cil and Super Cil using Terrot engines from 1948 to ca 1950.
Source: OTTW


Built by Carlos Sotelo Fernández of Palma in the Balearic Islands, this was a one-off based on a Lambretta LI 150. Fitted with two seats with upright backrests, it resembles some of the maxi-scooters built many decades later.

The machine survives in the Bassella Museo Moto of Barcelona.

Several other firms use the Centaur brand.

Sources: OTTW, et al.

Cimera 1948~1955

Colibri 1948-1953

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Colibrí Timeless Scooters

Vicente Fulias established the Colibrí Timeless Scooters company in Vigo in 2016. Scooters were assembled using components imported mainly from Asia.

Models included

Avanti: 125 cc 4T engine, 2017

Carolina: 125 cc 4T engine, 2016

Motorino 50: 50 cc engine, 2017

Scooter 10: 50 cc engine, 2016

Vendetta: 125 cc 4T engine, 2017

In 2022 their website announced they were in liquidation.


Sources: OTTW,, et al.



This velomotor of the 1950s was built in Valencia using a two-stroke engine with friction drive to the rear wheel.

Source: OTTW.

Cremsa 1950s-1960s


Calvo Soleto Racing of Barcelona, was founded in 2004 Carlos Sotelo a Paris-Dakar competitor in the 90s with a number of good placings.

The machines originated in China, and the range included 125cc four-stroke scooters along with road and off-road motorcycles of 90, 125, 150 200 and 250cc, along with a variety of quads from 50cc to 500cc.

In 2006 he marketed a Paris-Dakar enduro machine under the name CSV

In 2012 an electric scooter was announced, to be marketed by a new company named Silence

CSR has a motorcycle design team, production facilities and warehouse operations in Barcelona.

Sources: OTTW,, et al.

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