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.
Vázquez y Abati of San Vicente 86, Madrid, built Vespa sidecars named Baby and Super Baby in the 1950s and 60s.
Manufacturer of trials motorcycles, the company was founded in founded in 2012 by Manel Jané of Jané Group and quickly established the marque's presence with wins by Doug Lampkin and other well-known riders in major trials competitions.
Vertigo homepage: vertigomotors.com.
"One of the most extraordinary motorcycles in the Alcalá de Henares Museum is this Osca, about which it is not easy to obtain information. Also known as Victrix-Osca, on the tank it bears a logo with the «V» and the name Osca, undoubtedly a reference to the city of Huesca - which has those words in Latin on its coat of arms - on a motorcycle that appears to have been manufactured in Madrid."
Manufacturer: Vicente Llorens Ferrer, Valencia, 1949-1965*
A workshop which repaired DKW machines, Vilhof built attractive lightweight motorcycles along similar lines. The first machines were 96cc velomoteurs using frames built by Vicente Vercher. A 125cc model followed, and subsequently all models used much the same engine, closely modelled on the DKW 125.
Note: Factory production ceased in 1961 but motorcycles were assembled from existing stock.
Vicente Esteller Planell
Manufactured in 1950, it was fitted with a Cucciolo T3 60cc engine. The Cucciolo engine was the basis of the first complete Ducati motorcycle.
The marque is possible referred to as VEP.
Source: Phil Aynesley.
Established in 1979, Cortiplas SA built three-wheeled microcars with fibreglass bodies between 1980 and 1989.
Manufactured by Eco Motor Works, s.l, Barcelona.
Established in 2010 by Figueres Marc Barceló (formerly of Gas Gas) and others with the aim of producing electric motorcycles.
The first machines were presented at the Milan Fair in late 2011, and currently (Dec. 2018) four models are available. The street machines are capable of up 120km/h with a range of around 80/90km between charging, which takes 2 hours.
"Lightweight design, low center of gravity, and generous torque is our formula for optimal enjoyment of riding in the city", says their website.
Volta homepage: voltamotorbikes.com.
Sources: wikipedia.ca, et al
Built by the automotive division of Vañó Sánchez y Cía these were lightweights built in the 1950s using a variety of engines including the Cucciolo.
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