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French Motorcycles

Motobloc Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque
Manufacturer:
Société Centrale de Construction Mécaniques
14,16,18 rue de Madrid
Vichy (allier)

The Motobloc company name changed to Riva Sport Industries around 1955, the machines being marketed under that brand thereafter. In the UK 1956 models appeared under the name RSI-Motobloc.

nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk has the following entry:
Motobloc Engines 1955 to 1965 Inst. Manual for motorized cycles with Motobloc engine type 50 & gurtner C12 carburetter (sic).

Models include:

1952 vStandard 44cc 2T
1953 M100
1953 BM125
1953 M2S Aubier-Dunne 125 cc
1953 M2L
1953 M2GL
1953 M4L
1953 M4GL AMC 125 cc
1953 M175
1953 M475
1953 M200
1954 M2S
1954 M2L
1954 M4GL AMC 125 cc
1954 M2GL
1954 M4L
1954 M4GL
1954 M475 AMC 175 cc (RSI)
1954 M200
1955 M2S
1955 M2L
1955 M2GL
1955 M2GL
1955 M4L
1955 M4GL
1955 M475
1955 M200

Motobloc Engine Models include:

  • Motobloc
  • type H
  • type 50
  • type 244
  • Sources: Cycle Memory et al.


    Sun Apr 17 2016
    info at drystone-walling.co.uk
    Year of manufacture
    Motobloc 125 m 2s
    Hi, I have recently purchased this motorcycle. Any info regarding its age would be greatly appreciated. Also is this the correct engine for the frame, the front engine plates do not seem to be correct. Thank you.
    Manchester
      The engine mounts certainly look dodgy and I cannot imagine any manufacturer using such a configuration.
      This page shows a Peugeot 125 which appears to be very similar to the machine in question.
      http://motoancienne.superforum.fr/t5296-restaure-mais-ne-demare-pas-allumage-et-carbu-peugeot-125
      This is a later model:
      http://motos-course-anciennes.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/quelques-motos-restaures-ou-prepares.html
      Le superbe 125cc MOTOBLOC de Patrick

    Thank you for your prompt reply, it was very much appreciated.
    I can only assume that many of these French bikes shared the same parts through different manufacturers as the cycle parts on my bike are identical to the ones used on the Peugeot bikes, such as the rear light, rack and mud guards etc.
    Do you know of a data base or an owners club / organisation that would be able to help me date it so I can register it in the UK.
    Many thanks again,
    Andrew

    Try UK_Classic_Clubs




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