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Colibri Motorcycles of Spain

Alberto Bonelli of Durango manufactured auxiliary bicycle engines from 1948 to 1953

In 1948 Bonelli began producing single-cylinder 48cc two-stroke clip-on engines which mounted below the pedal crank and drove the rear wheel by roller.

These were followed by a 2-speed version in 1950, the Colibri 45, which could cope with quite steep inclines without resorting to the pedals.

A scooter was produced in 1951, the "Febo". Financial restraints forced the sale of the design - more information: Febo. Production of the bicycle engines continued into 1953.

Sources: OTTW, et al.

N.B. Several firms used the Colibri brand.