Spanish Motorcycles

Sanson Motorcycles and Motocarros

Manufactured in Barcelona between 1958 and 1965 by Talleres Arau.

Best known for their motocarros, motorcycles were introduced in 1959. Engines were mostly Hispano Villiers 197cc two-strokes and Matacàs diesels. They also built a small number (perhaps 6) of larger machines powered by 250cc HV twins.

Their motocarros were very well received, and that part of the business thrived until 1965 when the competition from Tempo, Romeo and DKW grew fierce causing Talleres Arau to set off in another direction.