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French Motorcycles

MBK Scooters

A Brief History of the Marque

MBK scooters became a market leader in France and is also a best-seller in Italy with significant stakes in the German, Belgian, Swiss, Portuguese, Greek, UK, Irish, Austrian, Spanish and Finnish markets.

In 1984, MBK Industrie in partnership with Yamaha bought out Motobécane, and by 1989 the Japanese company owned 99% of MBK. A decade later they built their millionth scooter.

MBK models include:

    Booster 1988-97
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 49cc single

    Booster 1998-04
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 49cc single

    Booster 100 Kat 1999-03
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 101cc single

    Booster N.G. 1995-99
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 50cc single

    Booster Spirit 1993-98
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 49cc single

    Kilibre 300 2003-05
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 264cc single

    Mach-G 2002-04
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 50cc single

    Nitro 1997-04
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 49cc single

    Ovetto 100 1999-04
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 100cc single

    Ovetto 50cc 1998-10
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 49cc single

    Skyliner 1999-01
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 124cc single

    Thunder 150 2002-06
    Type: Scooter, capacity: 152cc single

Sources: Wikipedia et al

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