Spanish Motorcycles

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Spanish Makes (S)

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.

Sadrian 1955-1965

Salvador 1923-1930

Manufactured in Barcelona during the 1950s, these were initially re-badged imports. They then built mopeds and tricycles powered by Gamo and Cucciolo engines.

Sanson 1958-1965

Santoja / Setter

SB 1948-1963

Sbay Motor

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).


Manufactured by Miquel Simó, 1925-1933, 1957

Simó was a well-known Catalan GP rider whose motorcycles were highly regarded for their quality. Before the civil war he manufactured his own brand of motorcycles along with motocarro and three-wheeled microcars.

In 1957 a microcar with a fiberglass body powered by a 197 cc Hispano Villiers engine was presented at the Barcelona Trade Fair. The three-wheeler does not appear to have entered production.

Much has been written about both the rider and his machines.


Siroko 1978-1981

SOL Sidecars

During the late 1950s and into the 1960s, the "Bismark Workshops", based in Barcelona, were dedicated to the manufacture of sidecars, with some of them fitted with the tilting sidecar system.

Source: Mike Ricketts


Manufactured in Barcelona by Albert Soler in 1947.

Believed to be the first folding scooter built in Spain, it was developed in the style of those of the 1920s. The machine did not enter production.

The scooter was equipped with a 2-speed 75cc two-stroke Alpha engine coupled to the left of the rear hub. Equipped with lighting and coil ignition, the handlebars can be folded so that it fits in the boot of a car.

The following year he built another folding scooter with a 98cc engine which he named the Liporto. Little is known of this creation.

Source: OTTW.

N.B. There was also a 50cc child's motorcycle built by Mario Soler of Spain in 1954. Unrelated.

Built in Barcelona from 1941 to 1944 using an interpretation of the 1930s Sachs engine.

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