Sanglas 500 S2 V5


Make Model

Sunglas 500 S2 V5


1979 - 81


Single cylinder, 4-stroke


497 cc / 30.3 cu in
Bore x Stroke 89.5 x 79 mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Cooling System Air cooled




Starting Electric and kick

Max Power

26 kW / 35 hp @ 5930 rpm
Clutch Multi-plate in oil bath


5 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Tubular steel

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, dual shocks

Front Brakes

2 x Discs

Rear Brakes

Single disc

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Dimensions Length: 2120 mm / 83.5 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in 

Wet Weight

202 kg / 445 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

18 L / 4.8 US gal / 4.0 Imp gal

Top Speed (estimated)

140 km/h / 87 mph

Source and Pictures

Wikipedia / Fuchs Motorrad / 35razones


Sanglas was a Spanish producer for motorcycles. They built motorcycles for the Spanish police and for the Irish army.

In 1977, Sunglas (a Spanish motorcycle producer) launched the 500 S2, and two years later a five-speed gearbox version (the 500 S2 V5) appears on the market.

The business was never profitable the Sanglas brnd was sold to the Spanish bank Banesto, with the aim of achieving capital gains from the sale of the company to some Japanese manufacturer, seeking for a local partner to penetrate the Spanish market. Finally, in 1981 the SEMSA company is created, with participation of Yamaha, Banesto, Bank of Madrid and Catalan Development Bank. 50% of the capital was originally in the hands of Yamaha that, through several capital increases, eventually achieved total control over the company.

The last Sanglas with own engine, the 500 S2 V5, was discontinued in 1981.