What is Motorhispania?

Motorhispania is a Spanish motorcycle and scooter manufacturer founded in 1948 by Oscar Rava.

Interestingly, the company initially sold Lancia cars, but decided to switch to making motorcycles for two reasons:

1: In those days, Spain had a tough time financially, and few people were interested in Italian sports cars

2: Oscar Rava discovered that selling mopeds could be more profitable in the long run.

The first mopeds sold were licensed Moto Guzzi mopeds in the 65cc range. However, from 1974 and onwards, Motorhispania began producing their own mopeds.

Today, many used models are still in circulation, particularly in the Dutch, Austrian, and Scandinavian markets.

Motorhispania RYZ

The RYZ is a 50cc dual sport motorcycle available in 5 different models:

 

  1. Enduro
  2. SM (Supermoto)
  3. Pro
  4. Black-Line
  5. Urban

Even though there are a few differences between the models, the engine specifications are identical for the most part.

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RYZ 50 Enduro Specs (2007 model)

Engine: Single cylinder, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled

Engine manufacturer: Minarelli AM6

Displacement: 49 ccs

Compression ratio: 12:1

Gearbox: 

Drivetrain: Chain-drive

Ignition: 

Fuel system: Carburettor, PHBN 12

Fuel tank capacity: 7.9 liters/2.1 gallons

Starter: Kickstarter

Front brake: Disc brake (single)

Rear brake: Disc brake (single)

Tire size: 17″

Wheelbase: 1350 mm/53.1 inches

Total weight (dry): 95 kilos/209 lbs

Source: bikez.com

 

RYZ 50 SM Specs (2006 model)

Engine: Single cylinder, 2-stroke, liquid-cooled

Engine manufacturer: Minarelli AM6

Displacement: 49 ccs

Compression ratio: 12:1

Gearbox: 6-speed manual

Drivetrain: Chain-drive

Fuel system: Carburettor, PHBN 12

Fuel tank capacity: 12,5 liters/33 gallons

Starter: Kickstarter

Front brake: Disc brake (single)

Rear brake: Disc brake (single)

Tire size: 17″

Wheelbase: 1350 mm/53.1 inches

Total weight (dry): 95 kilos/209 lbs

Source: 50factory.com