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Adrían Luis Viudes Romero (b. April 24, 1908) began operations in Murcia. In the 1920s he sold DKW automobiles and in the 1930s marketed Reiju motorcycles, BJR and ISO in the 40s and Elig in the 1950s.

In 1955 the family began manufacturing their own machines under the company name Adrírio Viudes e Hijos S.R.C., still in Murcia. These were lightweights powered by 125cc and 197cc Hispano-Villiers engines. Production ceased in 1965.

A three-wheeled microcar named the Trigyro was also built in the mid-1950s.

Romero studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Deusto, and later switched subjects and graduated with a degree in Law. He lived in England for some years and he developed an interest in aviation, gaining a licence to fly the Cierva Autogyro, a type of helicopter built in Britain and Spain by Juan de la Cierva, also of Murcia.

In 1956 Adrían Romero also patented and built the Selfis, a sailboard which predated those built by Lowell North in San Diego around 1963. It was one of 16 patents he was assigned during his remarkable career. Other patents dealt with tricars, radio equipment, gearboxes and sidecars.

Adrían's father was a man of wealth and influence who had a Ford dealership in Murcia in 1914, and was responsible for the establishment of the civil airport in the region. His mother was Amparo Romero Elorriaga.

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I am in England.
I have recently purchased a Sadrian 198cc using the Hispano Villiers engine. The bike does not have a speedometer fitted, were they an optional extra?
I have to get it registered to use on the road and in England a speedometer is compulsory . I cannot see any drive mechanism for one.
Can you help with any information please
Graham Smith Have no specific information on this one. A universal digital speedometer may fill the bill, although of course it would appear far from original.