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 by Motos Bordoy SA of Rubí, these are junior motorcycles and quads first produced in 1999.
Numerous models for youngsters have been built using mostly Motori Franco Morini engines until 2003 when four-strokes of 50cc and 100cc appeared.
The firm was established in the early 1970s and has imported and distributed MV Agusta, Cagiva, Husqvarna and other brands.
Fita AMC, an engine manufacturer, took over the Evycsa firm in 1957 after it failed, and formed the MAF marque.
The MAF was manufactured between 1958 and 1964 in Figueres (Alt Empordà). They produced 150cc and 175cc models and had plans to continue with the Evycsa 250 but these did not come to fruition.
Sources: ca.wikipedia.org, guiadelturistafriki.es
Established in 1978 and steeped in Spanish motorcycle history, the firm was founded by Jordi Rabasa, son of Josep Rabasa and nephew of Andreu Rabasa of Derbi.
Mecatecno built Franco Morini-engined motorcycles for children, mopeds, and a trials machine in the 1980s which performed creditably at a national level. Production ceased around 1989.
The marque was revived in 2011 by the Stalber Corporation which resumed production at the original location in Martorelles building electric trials motorcycles for young riders.
Sources: wikipedia.es, et al.
Mòndial motorcycles were manufactured in Catalonia under license to the Italian firm by Construcciones Mecánicas Españolas, S.A. from 1956 to 1962.
The factory address was 345 Rosselló street in Barcelona until 1959 when they moved to Carrer Floridablanca de Mataró, Maresme.
Metálicas Monfort, 1957-1958
Established as a manufacturer of motorcycle frames, the firm took over Aleu and began building complete machines in 1957. The project did not blossom but the firm continued in the motorcycle industry and produced the Alfer brand.
Source: Mike Ricketts, wikipedia.ca
Josep Montpeó was a motorcycle importer based in Barcelona who, in addition retailing motorcycles and bicycles, built sidecars and limited numbers of motorcycles between 1912 and 1929.
The family business built more motorcycles in the post-war years when a grandson created the Orix brand.
Manufactured by Montesa Honda SA at the Montesa factory in Esplugues de Llobregat from 1986 until 2000 when a new factory was established in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda , Vallès occidental.
See also Montesa, and Montesa Honda.
Manufactured by Motores Ciclomotores y Motocicletas Motobic of Eibar
Production began in 1949, with 49, 74 and 98cc models. By 1955 the range was a single 80cc machine, recovering in 1957 with mopeds and motorcycles of 49cc to 100cc. The Saeta range and the Stela scooter appeared in the early 60s.
Production ceased in 1963, and seems to have restarted as there are models listed from the mid-1960s and possibly into the 70s. A Spanish page says, "The factory was in Eibar between 1948 and 1966 and then moved to Abadiño."
Sources: wikiwand.com/es/Motobic, et al.
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