Spanish Motorcycles

Spanish Makes (K)

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.

Kapi

Federico Saldaña Ramos founded the company in Burgos, and after moving to Barcelona production began in 1950 with a 4-wheel microcar powered by a Montesa 125 engine.

The Kapiscooter was introduced in 1951, a three-wheeler using 125cc Hispano Villiers and 175cc Fita AMC four-stroke engines.

When production ceased in 1956, the remaining stock went to Pinguy.

Other vehicles included the Kapi JIP, modelled after the Jeep and powered by a 197cc HV.

Sources: wikipedia.nl, autopasion18.com




Kobas
The JJ Cobas firm was acquired by Tecom SA and was renamed Kobas in 1982. Both marques are associated with that of Siroko.(1)
Kobas continued to build road-racing motorcycles powered by Rotax engines, and competed in the 1983 250cc GP championship with Sito Pons, Carlos Cardus and Luis Miguel Reyes.
1984 brought international recognition when Sito Pons took the Kobas to 4th place in the 250 GP. Angelo Nieto also rode one that year.
Production ceased in 1984.
N.B. The relationship between Kobas and Siroko is unclear, various pages giving conflicting information. The JJ Cobas name re-appeared on a Rotax roadracer in the 1990s. (Dec 2018).
Source: wikipedia.es, wikipedia.org


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