Spanish Motorcycles

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Spanish Makes (E)

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.


Echave, Arizmendo y Cía, S.A. built lightweight motorcycles (mopeds) with 75cc engines from 1954 to 1962.

The firm operated from the factory of the former Fénix de Eibar arms company, where they too produced small arms.


Edeta 1955-1961

El Ratón

Manufactured by Motor Italia SA of Madrid, manufactured under license from Itom of Turin.

These were 48cc two-stroke auxiliary bicycle engines which could ascend grades of 6 to 7% without pedal assistance, with a maximum speed of up to 40 km/h depending on the friction roller which drove the rear wheel. A two-speed model was mooted but did not enter production.

Source: OTTW.


Manufactured by Electrociclos, S.A. 1940 to 1953

Norma Electromotor S.L. was founded in Eibar, Guipuzcoa, for the manufacturing of electric vehicles. It was soon renamed Electrociclos, S.A. and began working with ORBEA y Cia. S.C., to produce an electric motorcycle and two muzzle-loader tricycles.

Those vehicles were presented at a variety of events in the years 1941 to 1946.

Advertising in Madrid and the provinces stated that these electric vehicles were distributed by Electro-Wikal, S.A., a company which also built its own vehicles and converted machines powered by internal combustion engines to electric traction.

Later, due to problems encountered with with electric powerplants, Orbea reverted to conventional engines from Iresa and Mosquito.

In the early 1950s production moved to Paseo de Arrate, in Eibar, and Electrociclos S.A. developed a range of electric models including a powered trolley for use in factories, warehouses and parks. Running costs were said to be in the vicinity of 10 cents per kilometer. They were well received and many were produced.

Around 1953 a four-door touring car was mooted, but did not get further than the drawing board. Vehicle production ceased in favour of machine tools and automotive components.

Sources:, et al

Elig Logo


Motocicletas Elig, 39 Marqués de Asprillas, Elche (near Alicante), built by Candela Mas Francisco, 1953-1966.

Built motorcycles using 123cc and 198cc two-stroke Hispano-Villiers engines.


N.B. Several motorcycle firms were based in Elche.


Manufactured by Industria EDA, Elements d´Autotransport of Barcelona in 1956, a prototype was built based on the NSU Max using a Hispano Villiers 6M 197 cc two-stroke engine housed in a pressed-steel frame. It did not enter production.

Source: OTTW.


This was a velomotor built in Figueres during the mid 1950s using a Mosquito engine fitted to a Gimson bicycle frame with a Ducson front fork.

Source: OTTW.

Evycsa 1954~59

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