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 in Barcelona between 1952 and 1955, the Taber was a good looking machine which was technically quite advanced. It was fitted initially with a 125cc Pons engine and later with one of its own manufacture.
Manufactured in Madrid and later Barcelona, 1959 to 1974
The the firm produced commercial tricycles with enclosed cabins and typical microcar controls. These were powered by a LEW 250cc two-stroke engine which was closely based on the DKW design and had a differential sourced from the Fiat Topolino.
After Rondine failed in 1957, Trimak apparently took over their premises. Indications are that in 1958 Trimak produced motorcycles fitted with a 250cc engine which delivered up to 14 horsepower, and that this was a Rondine engine.
Sources: Wikipedia, all-andorra.com, et al
Manufactured by Triciclos, Motocicletas, SA of Manresa, Bages in the mid 1960s.
Built 50cc powered tricycles and motorcycles in ladies and gents configuations.
Construcciones Acorazadas, SA of Bilbao, who also built the Fraso 24cc diesel autocycle engine. Triver was better known for its microcars powered by a 334cc horizontally opposed two-stroke, of which some 75 were built from around 1953 to the early 1960s.
It is thought that when Rondine foundered, their ciclomotor was resurrected by Triver shortly thereafter.
Sources: autopasion18.com, OTTW.
Manufactured in Barcelona by a company founded in 2012 by world champion trials rider Jordi Tarrés with a group of experienced business partners, TRS produces very attractive trials machines.
TRS homepage: trsmotorcycles.com.
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