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.
Astral, a subsidiary of the Austral company, built 98cc and 122cc two-strokes from 1919 to 1923. (2)
1) Henshaw says 1908-1932, another sources gives 1906-1930
Sources: JLB-Creations, Tragatsch, Henshaw
by viking » 18 Jan 2011 03:27 pm
Can anyone tell me if this is a Austral-motorcycle? As you see, engine
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 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
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.