French Motorcycles

Cyclotracteur Cyclemotors

Cyclotracteur 1921. Andy Tiernan photo.
Cyclotracteur 1921

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufacturer: Compagnie Française des Automobiles de Place
2 place Collange

The ancestor of Solex, this small auxiliary engine fourstroke won the famous Lépine competition in 1922.

The engine was located on the front wheel of a bicycle and the power was transmitted via a roller in contact with the tyre. The carburettor is by Fill, also of French origin.

Sources: jlbweb.fr

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