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Monday, September 7, 2020

The Spanish Rondine scooter had died prematurely since it first launched

For a moment we return to Spain, a beautiful country located on the Iberian peninsula that has a history of automotive, especially scooters that are quite classy and are not inferior to other countries in the world. After some time ago we discussed scooters made by other Spanish manufacturers such as the Reiju Isard, Husor 201, Iruña 202, Cimera Turismo, and others.
This Rondine 125 scooter made by a Madrid-based manufacturer called Moto Scooter SA. and now sat on display at the Museu de la Moto de Barcelona. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Z5MOiF)
So this time, we will discuss a quite unique scooter called the Rondine 125 made by a Madrid-based manufacturer called Moto Scooter SA. As quoted from OTTW.ES, the company was founded on October 8, 1951, which started producing scooters with a brand like the one above that used a 125 cc 2-stroke engine.
1951 Rondine 125 scooter uses a 125 cc 2-stroke engine and was not distributed by the maker due to not competitive price. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Z5MOiF)
But then this scooter was not distributed widely to the market by the company, considering its fairly expensive price and exacerbated by the appearance of Vespa, an Italian scooter brand in 1953 which was offered at a lower price but had a more attractive appearance.😢 

After that, the manufacturer shifted to the other motorized vehicle production, by launching a three-wheeler model named "Titano." Again, this model is also not succeeding in the market, as the three-wheeler has a major disadvantage that it is not equipped with a rear differential drive, which makes it very unstable during cornering.
1951 Titano Motocarro is a substitute model of the Rondine 125 scooter which built shortly after the maker decided not to distribute widely the scooter model. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/330DVYO)
Today, You can be seen this Rondine 125cc scooter on display at the Barcelona Motorcycle Museum (Museu de la Moto de Barcelona). As a reminder, the Rondine brand belonging to this Spanish company is not associated with the three Italian homonym brands such as Rondine (Melegnano), Rondine (San Martino Siccomario), Rondine-Copeta, and Rondine Motor.
The first version of the Rondine Sport motorcycle featured a single-cylinder 125 cc, 2T, 6.2 hp engine and launched in 1952. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2DtlzqB)
At the end of 1952, its first motorcycle named "Sport" appeared on the market, designed by an Italian designer named Bruno Hettore. The motorcycle is inspired by the MV Turismo Lusso motorcycle and using a 125cc single-cylinder 2-stroke engine (which is capable of delivering up to 6.5 horsepower at 6,000 rpm) and built on a simple frame and stands made by the transalpine company GUIA.

Hettore then left the company to form his own brand, Aster (Madrid). During 1953, other motorcycle versions appeared which were still equipped with the same engine, but had undergone technical improvements with new frames and suspension. In both versions, the maximum speed is 85 or 90 kph (with a passenger or alone).
The next version of Rondine Sport is launched in 1957 featured with the same engine of the first but has applied a new frame and suspensions. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2DtlzqB)
Unfortunately, the crisis in the motorcycle sector in the late 1950s meant that the new model they were preparing at the time, the Poker 250, was unable to enter the market. Then in 1958, the company chose to produce Trimak brand motorbikes belonging to another manufacturer which was equipped with a 25,250 cc 2T CAM engine capable of delivering up to 14 horsepower.
The Spaniard Rondine 125 classic scooter had died prematurely since it first launched. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3hYuj73)
It turns out that the crisis continues, which makes this company worse and worse. In the following year after being declared bankrupt, the company was acquired by another Madrid-based company named Trimak SA, which is the owner of the Trimak motorcycle brand as well.😭

That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to the Spanish rare unique scooter models, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

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