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.
Adrían Luis Viudes Romero began operations in Murcia around the turn of the 20th century. In the 1920s he sold DKW automobiles and in the 1930s marketed Reiju motorcycles, BJR and ISO in the 40s and Elig in the 1950s.
In 1955 the family began manufacturing their own machines under the company name Adrírio Viudes e Hijos S.R.C., still in Murcia. These were lightweights powered by 125cc and 197cc Hispano-Villiers engines. Production ceased in 1965.
Manufactured in Barcelona during the 1950s, these were initially re-badged imports. They then built mopeds and tricycles powered by Gamo and Cucciolo engines.
Manufactured in Valencia between 1948 and 1963
The firm branded their products as David, AS, ASB and SB, and produced diesel engines, auxilliary bicycle engines and, under the SB marque, complete motorised bicycles.
SB autocycles had engines of 76cc to 98cc capacity and were available in ladies and gents styles.
NB. There was also the unrelated Autociclos David (1913-1923), and the Davis SA (1949-59) which was possibly built by by S.B.
Sources: wikipedia.ca, jacques-leretrait.blogspot.com
Based on Sotogrande, an island off the eastern coast of Spain, the firm built modern custom road machines using some of the best components available, including those of Ohlins, Brembo, and Rizoma.
Manufactured by Scutum Logistic of Barcelona, these are electric scooters. The company was formed in 2012 and the first production models were presented in 2016. The firm is run by a group with considerable experience in the motorcycle industry, led by CEO Carlos Sotelo.
The company is owned by Repsol, La Caixa and the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI).
Sources: wikipedia.ca, silence.eco.
Manufactured by Miquel Simó, 1925-1933.
Simó was a well-known GP rider whose motorcycles were highly regarded for their quality. Much has been written about both the rider and his machines.
Manufactured 1978-1981, the firm was established by Antonio Cobas who built road-racing motorcycles using engines from Yamaha, Bultaco, Montesa and Rotax. Sito Pons campaigned a Siroko-Rotax in the 1981 GP season, and the working relationship between Cobas and Pons lasted many years and proved enormously fruitful. See JJ Cobas
Sources: wikipedia.ca, et al.
Built in Barcelona from 1941 to 1944 using an interpretation of the 1930s Sachs engine.
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