French Motorcycles

Aster Motorcycle Engines

Brief History of the Marque: Aster

was a French manufacturer of automobile parts based at St. Denis in Paris.

For a period they also had manufacturing capabilities in Wembley, UK, as Aster Limited

From 1900 to 1910 (1) the company produced chassis, though it is not known if they built complete cars or motorcycles. The firm, whose full name was Ateliers de Construction Mecanique l'Aster, from St. Denis (Seine) exhibited a four-cylinder chassis at the 1907 Paris Salon.

Among the companies for which Aster produced power units and other parts were Austral, Gladiator and Arias in France, and British marques Argyll, Century forecars, Clement, Dennis, Singer, Swift, West and Whitlock.
Most of these engines had horizontally split crancases made from bronze, and included a 335cc single.

Notes: 1) Henshaw gives 1898-1910

Sources: Henshaw,Grace's Guide

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