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Rondine of Madrid

Rondine Motorcycles

Manufactured at Claudio Coello 35, Madrid, 1951 to 1957.

The firm's first production model was a 125cc scooter which did not do well when Vespa arrived a year or so later. This was followed by a number of motorcycles, the first a 125cc model designed by Bruno Hettore who left to form the Aster company.

The motorcycles performed creditably on the racetrack and during this period won more races than Montesa.

Rondine Scooter 1953

Rondine, Moto Scooter S.A. c.1953

Tifano by Moto Scooter

Rondine 125 Sport, 1955

Rondine 125 Sport 1957

Rondine 125 Sport Fuel Tank, 1957

A 250cc machine was on the drawing board when the company failed in 1957. The firm reappeared shortly thereafter at the same address under the name Trimak.

N.B. Several firms used the Rondine brand.

Source: OTTW
Photographs: Mike Ricketts

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