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Spanish Motorcycles

Motos Made in Spain

Notes on some of the rarer Spanish marques

This page lists brands of which little historical information is currently available. For a more complete listing visit the Spanish Index.

A

A.Badia
Built by Antonio Badia in Palautordera, 1928, this was a 100cc racing motorcycle.
Sources: OTTW


Abad
Manufactured by Triciclos Abad in Madrid, 1940~1969.
These were tricycles for the disabled powered by small capacity Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Villiers engines.
Sources: OTTW


Acedo
Manufactured by Autos Acedo in Madrid from 1941, this was a powered tricycle. Apparently only one prototype was built.
Sources: OTTW


Achice
Manufactured in Murcia from the early 1950s until at least 1965, the firm built motorcycles and motocarro using Hispano Villiers engines. The firm was still in business in the same location in the mid 1990s.
Sources: OTTW


ADP
Built in Madrid by Angel de Pozo in the 1980s this was a GP racer fitted with a Derbi 125 engine.
Sources: OTTW


Aida
In 1955 production was planned for a motorcycle but it did not get to prototype stage.
Sources: OTTW


AISA
Manufactured in Cervera, Lleida, the firm was founded in 1954 to built powered tricyles using engines from Iresa. These engines proved to be problematical and production switched to Hispano Villiers.

Sources: OTTW


AJR
Built in La Garriga, Barcelona, these are replicas of famous racing machines such as the Bultaco TSS. The first machines appeared in 1994 and the company has thrived.
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Alce
Scooters equipped with Narcia engines built in the early 1950s, probably in Girona.

Sources: OTTW


Alonso
Built in the early 1950s, these were autocycles fitted with 48cc Ducati Cucciolo T2 engines.
Sources: OTTW


Antras
Built in Barcelona by Bidaburu and Calvet, this was a bicycle attachment engine made in 1901. The partners then designed and built another larger engine which could run on any fuel, and this was fitted to their a number of automobiles they built. Production ceased in 1903.
Sources: OTTW


Ardilla
Built in Barcelona from 1950 these had 125cc engines believed to be manufactured in-house. In 1952 swing-arm suspension was adopted, and that year the company changed its name (or was purchased) moved to Madrid and the marque became the Raid, fitted with to Hispano Villiers engines. In 1956 the company returned to Barcelona and continued to market the machines under the Raid brand.
Sources: OTTW


B

Bardia
Competition machines built by motorcycle racer Vicenç Badía of Barcelona using a Soriano engine from 1949 to 1951
Sources: OTTW


H

Husor
Félix Huarte formed a partnership with Soriano and built a modified version of the Soriano Puma named the Husor. Soriano left the motorcycle business in 1954, whilst Huarte went on to create a new motorcycle named the Iruña 202


I

Iruna
Manufactured by Industria Metalicas de Navarra SA, Navarre 1953-1961
Félix Huarte, who had previously built the Husor in partnership with Soriano, went on to create the Iruña, a 123cc two-stroke scooter using an engine built in their factory.
Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice, et al.


N

Narcla
Manufactured in Girona 1952-1964
Production began modestly with the 123cc 3A model, revealed in 1953, followed two years later with the 4A with a 4 speed gearbox. 3B and 4B models followed, and in 1964 3D and 4D appeared, the last of their production.
An example is displayed at the Ciutat de Girona Museum
Narcia engines were used by the Alce marque.
Sources: OTTW


R

Reina
The Reina company built motorcycles and motocarros at 80-84 Mallorca street Barcelona. The small workforce of six included the manager, Antonio Casa. They also built the Junior microcar from 1955, powered by Hispano-Villiers 125 and 197cc engines. Source: vehiculosclasicos.com


Rondine
Manufactured in Madrid 1951-1957
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 well on the racetrack and during this period won more races than Montessa.
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.
Sources: OTTW



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