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French Motorcycles

French Motorcycle Resources

Information on French Vintage, Pioneer & Antique, Touring and Racing Motorcycles including pre-war and early post-war eras

JLBweb - Les Archives de la Motos
Many models listed for French and other marques and has been a very fruitful source of information.
archives-moto.jlbweb.fr


Club Ydral
An excellent resource with detailed information on all marques with Ydral engines fitted.
Club Ydral


Motos Anglais
British motorcycles, in French

Motos Anglais


Cycle Memory | Mémoire du Cycle
Considerable information on engines, marques & models. Scans of period magazines and catalogues. Major resource.
Cycle Memory


Chez Alice
Excellent resource with a wealth of period catalogues in PDF format.
encoreplus


Les Vieilles Chaînes Villefranchoises
Numerous marques with history and photos
vieilleschainesvillefranchoises


Le Site de La Moto Francaise
Has unique information along with much about Bourdache.
motocyclettes.free.fr


Cyclomoteurs et motos fabriqués dans la Loire
Numerous references for French motos. Work in progress.
httpcyclomotosloire.e-monsite.com


Petochon.fr
Covers a host of French 175cc machines often in considerable detail, and has original catalogues:
petochon.fr


hazebrouck-autrefois.com
Lucer, Ydral and others.
hazebrouck-autrefois.com


gitane-testi.blogspot.com
Quite a number of less common French marques.

gitane-testi.blogspot.com


Forums

lva-moto.fr
A wealth of information on vintage and classic French motos.
lva-moto.fr


motoancienne forum de moto ancienne achats vente de moto ou voiture ancienne
motoancienne.forumactif.org


Marque specific

Austral motorcycles.
motocyclettesaustral.es.tl

ajl-creations.com
Older site with information on Gnome et Rhone
ajl-creations.com/gnome-rhone/

Les Monet-Goyon & Koehler-Escoffier sur le Net - large amount of documentation on two famous French marques.
monet-goyon.net

Ultima
ultimalyon.jpcor.fr


Publications
La Moto en France, 1894-1914, 1914-1921 and 1922-1924
by Jean Bourdache
See also: Bibliography

Gloubik Science - Automobile sciences.gloubik.info

Archive of French magazine index 1974-2012
Club du Motocyclettiste.
motocyclettiste.fr


Tools

Translations Linguee
Dictionnaire français-anglais French-English | English-French
linguee.fr/francais-anglais/

French translations (word only, not phrase)
by Oxford University
en.bab.la/dictionary


actuacity.com
Search on manufacturer, town etc. Provides background data on all manner of French people and places. Great resource.
actuacity.com


Allen Motorcycle Museum
Allen Motorcycle Museum
Private museum in Boston, MA, with many highly collectable vintage motorcycles for sale.