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French Motorcycles

Marc Motos

Marc 1930 model OHC engine
Marc 1930 model OHC engine

A Brief History of the Marque
1926-1951

Address (1927): 80 rue du dessous des berges PARIS
Address (1928): 12 rue du plateau a VINCENNES

"La marque qui s impose par ses qualites, par ses prix"
Translation: The brand that imposes its qualities, by its price. (That does not sound quite right)

Founded by Marc Martin in 1926, the Vincennes factory's first model was a 175cc single. This basic model remained in production, with minor developements, for over a decade. In 1927 it was joined by a 250cc three-speed dual exhaust model and 1929 saw the introduction of a 500cc JAP model with Staub gearbox. This model was short-lived due to the financial crisis.

Shortly thereafter a similar model with a Chaise OHC 500 engine was introduced. It was a handsome machine but was heavy and apparently lacked performance despite being advertised as capable of 115 km/h.

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