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Monday, June 22, 2020

Here's another unique Spaniard scooters

When we're making an article about a Spanish scooter called Rieju Isard, and caught a glimpse of the shape of the scooter displayed right next to Isard's scooter in the Baselle Motorcycle Museum in Spain. At first, we thought it was the 1950s French scooter named Bernardet C50. But after seeing the brand in front of the scooter, we realized that our guess was wrong.
1953 Husor 201 125cc on display at the Museu de la Moto de Barcelona in Spain. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/30WPHUE)
Inevitably the curiosity approached us, because of that then we made a search effort in cyberspace followed by asking fellow scooter enthusiasts on several well-known social media sites. From one of our colleagues named Jean-do EtJacotte who is a member of the Scooters of Germany Group on Facebook, then we learned it was the Husor 201 125cc. In fact, this scooter was built not based on the new scooter design, it is a modified version of the Soriano Puma 2 motorcycle, which was later produced at Imenasa's factory in Pamplona in 1953.
1953 Husor 201 125cc on display at the Museu de la Moto de Barcelona in Spain. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/30WPHUE)
The scooter mentioned above was built involved two well-known entrepreneurs in Spain in the time namely Navarra D. Félix Huarte, owner of Industrias Mecánicas de Navarra, Sa (Imenasa) and Ricardo Soriano, a Barcelona-domiciled businessman of Malaga, as well as a big fan of the motor world, who was also known to have developed cars and motorcycles in Europe especially France before the 2nd World War. 

In late 1952, Navarra D. Félix Huarte, owner of Industrias Mecánicas de Navarra bought the right to make a Puma 2 motorcycle from Ricardo Soriano, a Barcelona-domiciled businessman of Malaga, who had not yet passed the prototype phase. No wonder, if the scooter brand is taken by concatenating the first letters of HUarte and SORiano. It is equipped with a 125cc 2-stroke Villiers engine and coupled with the three-speeds transmission system. 
1954 Iruña 202 125cc on display at the Museu de la Moto de Barcelona in Spain. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/30UKNY2)
As quoted from the murzainqui.blogspot.com, it turns out that this scooter model is short-lived by only a few dozen scooters produced. It presented for the first time in March 1953 and stopped producing in September 1954 and the scooter had the honor of being the first Spanish scooter. In 1954, Soriano left the motorcycle business and moved to Marbella to undertake new business challenges in the tourism sector.

Meanwhile, Huarte then continued production of the scooter by launching the Iruña 202. As quoted from Historia del Automovil en Malaga, this new scooter was built based on a design made by Luís Alonso by taking advantage of the technical design part of the Husor 201 previous scooter.

The Iruña 202 scooter was produced from 1954 to 1957 in two colors offered, red and garnet in combination and semi-metallic brown. A total of nearly 1,000 units, although perhaps only 400 were sold. And this unique-shaped scooter uses a 125cc 2-stroke Villers engine combined with a 3-speed manual transmission system so that it is able to carry a scooter with an empty weight of around 90kg able to run up to a top speed of 70 kph.
1954 Iruña 202 125cc on display at the Museu de la Moto de Barcelona in Spain. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/30UKNY2)
But in the midst of heavy business competition in the motor vehicle market at that time, where the Italian scooter brands such as Vespa and Lambretta dominated the market plus part of their production process was also carried out in Spain. So that makes it as one of many Spaniard local brands is unable to compete and eventually cease the producing. 

Currently, the 1953 Husor 201 scooter is included in a row of rare scooters, and you can see it on display as one of the collections of the Museu de la Moto de Barcelona in Spain. Likewise with the Iruña 202 scooters.
And if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this marque, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CYBERMOTORCYCLE | FORMULAMOTO | MI CLASICO | DE ALGUNA MANERA | STABILCAR | HISTORIA DE AUTOMOVIL EN MALAGA | MURZAINQUI]
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