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A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

1965 Sanglas Motorcycle

Sanglas 1965 1

1965 Sanglas

Country: Spain
Engine: Air-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Coil and battery
Power Rating: 25bhp at 6,000rpm
Bore x Stroke: 82.5 x 93mm
Displacement: 497cc
Valves: Overhead, pushrod-activated
Fuel System: Dell-Orto 24mm carburetor
Transmission: 4-speed
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: approx. 380lb.
Top Speed: 80mph

1965 Sanglas 2

Unlike other Spanish manufacturers, Sanglas ignored the competition market and concentrated on solid, dependable machines for civilian, police and military use. Heavily influenced by contemporary British designs, the Sanglas was the Spanish equivalent to the Matchless or Norton single.

1965 Sanglas 3

Sanglas continued to build motorcycles into the early 1980s, when the factory was purchased by the Yamaha Motor Co. who assembled machines for sale in Spain.