Notes on the History of the Marque: Motobecane
One of the largest manufacturers of bicycles and motorcycles.
"Moto" is French for motorcycle; "bécane" is French slang or argot for "bike".
After bankruptcy, the company was reconstituted as MBK (pronounced "em-bay-kah.")
The Motobécane trademark has been revived, but the current machinery from the far east have no connection with France aside from the name.
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Motobecanes using Blackburne engines included
1927 350cc Type G, G2, G3 & Type H 500cc;
1928 Type G, G2 & G3, 1929 350cc Type K, K2, K3 & 500cc Type H & H2; and also probably the 1929 Type L competition machine.
Motobecane 40T 1976-78
Detailed information on a number of models may be found at JLB-Creations
Wed Jul 15 2015
richjsheridan at yahoo.com
How do I access the magneto. Please provide details as to how to remove the magneto cover.
Trenton NJ. USA
Sat Feb 21 2015
antoterra at sapo.pt
Motobécane z23c 1961 value
1961-07-04 z23 c
I have a motobécane z23c of 1961 (on pieces) and one person want to buy it, but I dont know how much that value. Can you help me with the price?
Wed Feb 11 2015
rado38 at abv.bg
MOTOBECANE M1 TUM-143
Hello ! I have Motobecane M1 TUM-143 50cc. I wonder if you can help me with this problem. Well, when I am riding my motorcycle and everytime I brake it, it stop working. I thing it is something with the clutch. I hope you can help me with sending me some videos or photos 📷 whice will help me. Thank you!
Wed Apr 16 2014
Looking for ignition coils for 1945 pony. Can you help at all please
sussex England UK
Sat Mar 22 2014
BONNIEZEPP at YMAIL.COM
HOW TO FIND THE YEAR
How can I tell what year my bike is?
Mon Dec 02 2013
Hydraulic Brake Lever/seal
looking for brake lever/seal for mobecane 1982
Sat Sep 21 2013
motobecane motobecane 175
please can we order 3 of the Motobecane tank transfers with the indians heads, how much are they, we need them shipped to the uk?
You will find suppliers of Motobecane logos listed at Bikelinks Badges & Decals
Wed Aug 28 2013
Motobecane LT 125
Can you help me to find the date my LT 125 was manufactured please.
Tue Apr 02 2013
Motobecane sp93 sports 1973
I just put this bike on ebay thinking it was worth nothing but seems like its very popular i just wondered if you felt that i have done the correct thing or should i be looking to sell diferently?
Mon Jul 09 2012
Ateliers Motobecane (motercycle) Type 50 - 1979
Need owners manual and repair manual
Alford, Florida USA
Wed Aug 08 2012
Motobecane Super Moby 50
Ho acquistato questo Motobecane del 1976. E' nuovo, mai circolato. Mi serve il manuale d'uso. Esempio: C'? un ugello per estate inverno, dove va installato?
Fri Mar 09 2012
I have a Motobecane needing regustered in the UK but unfortunately i cannot seem to locate the frame number on the bike, could you please point me in the right direction to find the chasis number. It is the twin down tube type model.
Tue Feb 07 2012
motobecane 50cc 1970
I need ..plato de pedales.. y centrifuga de la polea del motor
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