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French Motorcycles

French Motorcycle Resources

Information on French Vintage, Pioneer & Antique, Touring and Racing Motorcycles for Research Purposes

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. They also have a substantial collection of books on French motorcycles available to members.
vieilleschainesvillefranchoises


François-Marie Dumas
His site presents nearly two thousand photographs he has made over several decades, accompanied by a comprehensive history of the machines presented.
Moto Collection


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


The Moped Army
Great source for information on French mopeds.
The Moped Army



Thierry Heurlin supplied images and information on many French machines.

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

Alcyon Enthusiast's site - Publicités, affiches, prospectus...
cama.alcyon.free.fr

Autobiroue
autobiroue.over-blog.com

Austral
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 quantity of documentation on two important French marques.
monet-goyon.net

Terrot Club Pyreneen
Great resource. Catalogues, parts fische, adverts for 50cc 100cc 125cc 175cc 250cc 269cc 350cc 500cc 680cc 750-800cc...
terrot.club.pyreneen.free.fr

Terrot Club France
Around 500 catalogues and technical documents available to members. Also forum, bibliography, model ID by serial number...
terrot.france.free.fr

Ultima
Detailed history on the marque along with its relationship with Deronziere, Manufrance, E. Billion, Rupta and others. Many photographs and documents.
ultimalyon.jpcor.fr

Velosolex
Velosolex America


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

L'Industrie des Cycles et Automobiles, Saint Etiennes. Several decades in high resolution. musee-art-industrie.saint-etienne.fr

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

Gloubik Science - Automobile
sciences.gloubik.info


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


Classic Motorcycle Fibreglass
Classic Motorcycle Fibreglass
Tanks, seats, guards and fairings for classic bikes, cafe racers and post-classic motorcycles.