1965 Sanglas Motorcycle
by MC Staff
Engine: Air-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Coil and battery
Power Rating: 25bhp at 6,000rpm
Bore x Stroke: 82.5 x 93mm
Valves: Overhead, pushrod-activated
Fuel System: Dell-Orto 24mm carburetor
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: approx. 380lb.
Top Speed: 80mph
Unlike other Spanish manufactureres, 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.
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.