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Liberia Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured by A.Riboud et Cie, 44 Rue de Mortillet, Grenoble (Isere)


1928: The first machines were built using JAP engines, and were available for the 1929 season. The machines had components by AYA, Webb and Staub.
1932: Introduced BMA machines with Aubier-Dunne engines of 100cc.
1934: Ultima engines were introduced, replacing JAP.
1945: Machines are powered mostly by Ydral and Sachs, with engine capacities of 125 to 250cc.
1951: Liberia mopeds with 48-98cc Sachs engines are introduced.
1952: Liberia with an L45 125cc Ydral engine introduced, sporting a 4 speed gearbox and dual exhausts.
1953: Italianate styling for the new models, one of which is Sachs powered. A total of 87 machines are produced that year.
1958: Liberia is facing difficulties and the price of their machines is higher than much of the competition. Production figures remain low at just over 1400 units, with 18 different models in the range.
1963: The last Liberia motorcycle is produced.

Sources: Tragatsch, club-ydral.net


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