European Motorcycles

BMA Motorcycles

BMA (Bicyclette Moteur Auxiliaire)

The BMA was exempt from registration and taxes, thus enabling many of the French to progress from bicycles to petro-engine vehicles. Introduced in 1926, these are the rules for a BMA:
1. Engine must be 100cc or less (most often 98cc)

2. Total weight under 30kg

3. Top speed 30kph

4. Pedals


In 1928 Allright of Germany built a 98cc motorcycle popularly referred to as the "Hermännchen" (The Little Hermann), named for the ponderous WWI fighter ace Hermann Goering who attended a press conference announcing the "people's motorcycle". The term persisted into the 1950s as a reference the German 98cc BMA-style motorcycles. 


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