French Motorcycles

Automoto Motorcycles

Automoto Logo

Made in France


From 1901 to 1931 the factory address was: 

Société des Cycles Automoto
55 av. de la Grande Armée
PARIS (17°)

Pioneer manufacturer Automoto built robust machines powered by proprietory engines from Blackburne, Chaise, Zurcher, JAP and Villiers, and after WWII mainly French AMC 250cc OHV engines and Aubier-Dunne two-strokes. Gearboxes supplied by Burman, Chaise, JAP and Peugeot.

Automoto built their own engines in the early years, and these were supplied to English manufacturer Acme.

The factory merged with the Peugeot group in 1931 and manufacture ceased in 1962.

Peugeot-built models included:
1949 Type AS (125 cm3)
1951 Type AVL (125 cm3)
1955 Type APGL (125 cm3)

Quite extensive model information is available at JLB-Creations

Thu Aug 27 2015
Stevieadd20 at
Maintenance Manual
Automoto 125/175 convertion 1952
I've recently bought my Automoto from France and I'm in desperate need of a maintenance manual. I believe it's been converted to a 175 for stroke with a foot pedal gear change. Can anyone help please.
Many thanks. Stevie
N/E England. Teesside

Automoto-1952-125cc-Teeside-1.jpg will be posted-1508

Sat Aug 02 2014
automotoclub at
Automoto models
Automoto MF4
This is an 1927 Automoto MF4 175cc sport. Does anybody have any colour pictures or tecnical information for it.
Automoto-1927-MF4-175-Sport.jpg will be posted-1408

Tue Apr 08 2014
executivwash at
Electrical system
Automoto 1954 100cc AMC
Hi, I am restoring a 1954 Automoto and need the complete electrical system.
Can you help?
Funchal, Portugal

Wed Jul 03 2013
m.lanini AT
automoto A3 entretube 350cc

I have A3 model y.1928/29
Italia, Florence city


Mon Jun 24 2013
Front Mudguard Logo
Automoto A9
Good morning,

I am currently restoring the only Automoto bike in South Africa, so I do not have any people I can speak to. I am looking for a photo of the logo that goes onto the front mudguard of the bike. I would appreciate it if you can supply me with any help.

I have attached a photograph of the bike, prior to stripping for restoration.

Kind regards,

Garth Edwards
South Africa


Thanks for the reply. The Automoto is a 1928. I now have her completely stripped and am busy getting the dents out of the tins. The tank is going to be my biggest challenge as it is fairly rusted inside.

Kind regards,

Automoto-1928-AL9-SA.jpg will be posted-1307

Thu Oct 18 2012
Bjr recherche roue AR ou moyeu tambour droite et gauche
automoto automoto environ1928
Bjr recherche roue AR ou moyeu tambour droite et gauche

Wed Oct 12 2011
Automoto c. 1929
automoto no idea 175cc
looking for info : model/ year etc

Automoto circa 1929 175cc Belgium

Sat Nov 27 2010
automoto a9

Automoto A9

Sat Apr 10 2010
1928 ?
Hello im Intr . in maschine parts and caburator needed help
Dresden , germany

Automoto c1931 Dresden

Sat Feb 20 2010
josepbo at
Automoto 100 AM
Necesito informacion sobre una Automoto 100 AM con motor Villiers 98 cc. Gracias.

Thu Sep 10 2009
davidl at finditondot com
Automoto AL9
I uploaded a few years ago my A9 Photo Derilict. I now have it on the road although not totally original. Success in the 2009 Banbury run (entry 126)
Oxford, UK

Automoto AL9 126XUU


It's registered 1930. Unfortunately the front forks are not correct for the machine so I will have to make do for the time being. Its 350cc with a Campbell three speed Gearbox, AMAC Carb. On its first out (The rose of the shires run by Sunbeam owners club) it broke down about 10 miles from the end with a stripped Tappet bolt. I fixed that and took it on the Banbury Run and it completed it with no problems. So I am quite happy with the result. I even managed to be filmed by someone and it's on You tube (Banbury Run 2009) and I got my photo on the first page of the Banbury run website.

All the best

David Loveridge

Mon Aug 03 2009
hansoverveld at hotmaildot com
Automoto Grand Raid
I have a automoto grand Raid with Chaise 500 ohc
need pictures of lubrication pipes on the cilinderhead
can anyone help

Automoto Grand Raid

Fri Dec 05 2008
heurlin.thierry at
automoto all models

Automoto Book

Sat Nov 29 2008
cyclomar56 at
recherche boite a vitesse
automoto annee 1928 cylindree175cc
recherche boite a vitesse automoto annee 1928 cylindree 175cc cordialeent

Mag-speed 175cc Automoto years 1928 Mag-speed Automoto years 1928 CYLINDER CAPACITY 175cc 

Fri Oct 31 2008
laurentmartinaud at
Automoto tout modèle
je recense tout les modèles Automoto depuis 1992
Pour tout renseignement
envoyer type,n° de cadre et moteur, année

Thu Jul 17 2008
cr33217 at
The brand "Automoto"
all all
Hi Sheldon, here I'am again.
The site of the Automoto club of France (404)
greetings from Belgium,

Michael Reyntjens

Sun Mar 09 2008
a.verdam1 at
Automoto pictures
Automoto A 9
Here are some pictures of my recently restaurated Automoto A 9 from ca.1930


Fri Apr 13 2007
eu at emanuelbarbosadot com
Mistery 1920's motorcycle
Hello, I own a 1910/1920's motorcycle but I don't know the brand. I was told that it was an AUTOMOTO 175cc but I'm not shure. Can you please help me to identify it? Thanks!
Porto, Portugal
Turns out the bike is a Thomann Monovitesse...

Wed Mar 21 2007
grahamwatts at
automoto 125cc 1952
please can I have help with information about this motocycle and manuals fot automotos
Have you any images
automoto 125 1952
help with information about motocycle and manuals for the above motocycle
regards gpw

Automoto 1952 125cc 1.jpg
Automoto 1952 125cc 1

Wed Dec 13 2006
emanuelbarbosa at yahoodot com
Automoto 1920
I have an AUTOMOTO from 1920's but no idea about the model - it seems to be 175 cc but I'm not 100% certain. Can somebody help me with images? where can I get parts? I live in Portugal

Sun Dec 03 2006
Davidl at finditondot com
Rebuilding + information
Automoto AL9
I Have an Automoto AL9 in need of total restoration. This is coming along slowly but any contacts with advise / spares would be appreciated. I have quite a lot of information on Automotos in general and a parts book for the A9. Would be happy to share this information.

Automoto A9 350cc.jpg
Automoto A9 350cc
Automoto AL9 derelict.jpg
Automoto AL9 derelict
Automoto AL9.jpg
Automoto AL9

Tue Oct 10 2006
amg at
Automoto with motor P109
Please need help with this motorcycles!
I need photos,year of built, where to find spare parts etc.etc

Mon Jul 24 2006
caroline.gunston at
auto moto125mc
please can you help me. I have bought an automoto type 125mc motorcycle. Can you tell me if any owners club exsists for these machines, because I need some spares, many thanks, Barry Selwood

Fri May 19 2006
bikemanjase at
Dont Know but 200cc
Automoto, seen at Thorney steam weekend 13th May 2006
Thorney, England

Automoto at Thorney.jpg
Automoto at Thorney

Mon Oct 24 2005
terrybarns at btinternetdot com
have just come across automoto motorcycle in England,
lable on frame says Type 130CH No. 015932. French reg 622-AJ-07. can you help identify etc. Thanks Terry

Automoto 130CH AMC 2.jpg
Automoto 130CH AMC

Wed Jun 15 2005
amg at
dove posso trovare fotografie relative ad AutoMoto con motore P109?

Robotrans: where I can find photographs related to AutoMoto with P109 motor?

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