French Motorcycles

Helyett Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

1926 to 1955
Sully sur Loire.

Les Ateliers Helyett began producing bicycles in 1926 and entered the motorcycle trade in the 1930s, building lightweight two-strokes, and touring machines powered by Chaise OHV singles and a 998cc JAP twins.

Subsequent to World War II they built mopeds and lightweights up to 125cc.

The firm continued to build bicycles until 1962, their bikes being very successful in racing having won Le Tour de France in 1957, 61 and 62.

Sources: jlbweb, helyett.com

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