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Austral Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured in France 1905-1932 ¹

Austral was established by Edouard Cheilus in Paris, initially producing tricars in Tourisme and Livraison (Utility) versions fitted with water-cooled Aster engines.

The first motorcycles appeared in 1908 powered by 211cc two-strokes, and after WWI 246cc versions appeared. They also built machines powered by 246cc and 346cc sv and ohv JAP and Zurcher engines. Austral was absorbed by the Alcyon group of companies.

Austral Models

1906 Triporteur
A 24 c1924 125cc 2T
B 25 1925 175cc 2T
175 Standard c1926-1928
175 Confort c1926-1928
C.27 175cc 2T
P.C.
P.C. Confort
P.C. 3
P.C. 3 Sport
D.27 250cc 2T
D.27 Supersport
D.27 (1929)
D.27 Sport (1929)
D.27 Z4
V.
V. 3 4
V. Z4 S 1929 Zurcher 250cc 4T
S.S.
G.S.

Astral, a subsidiary of the Austral company, built 98cc and 122cc two-strokes from 1919 to 1923. ²

Notes:
1. Henshaw says 1908-1932, another sources gives 1906-1930
2. Henshaw

Sources: JLB Creations, Tragatsch, Henshaw, Cyclememory.org


Austral?...Or what?
by viking ยป 18 Jan 2011 03:27 pm 
Forum Post

Can anyone tell me if this is a Austral-motorcycle? As you see, engine is LMP-
probably 250cc. Gearbox is Staub, carburator is JG (Gurtner?), magneto MEA and generator Novi. And frame is near Austral frame?

It seems that frame is a little bit modernized? Should bike to be a "flat tank"-model?
Tank is perhaps too modern for this bike?

All information is useful for me because we don't have many French bikes here in north..


Tue Apr 17 2007
gubben32 at hotmaildot com
Austral
211 cc two stroke 1920-1923
Hello could you help me with some pictures of how my Austral have look like when the bike was new. I dont now which colour the bike is original paintet with.
Denmark
 



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