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Motosacoche Motorcycles

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Made in Switzerland
1899-1957
Engine:  MAG
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Motosacoche History


Brief History of the Marque: Motosacoche
Henri and Armand Dufaux founded Motosacoche in Switzerland in 1899. The Geneva factory began production of machines with small bicycle engines and soon advanced to the production of MAG-engined motorcycles of 250cc to 1000cc. Achieving racing success in 1928 with a grand prix machine built by Englishman Dougal Marchal and ridden by another Englishman Wal Handley, the marcque became enormously successful in the interwar period.

Motosacoche had factories in Switzerland, France and Italy, and supplied MAG engines to many other manufacturers including AJW, Allegro, Brough Superior, Bayern, Clement, Condor, Dresch, Goricke, Hamlet, Imperia, Lady, Matchless, Monet Goyon, Morgan, Neander, New Hudson, Rex-Acme, Rovin and Royal Enfield. Ariel and Triumph also possibly used these engines.

A 1910 model used the Dufaux engine, according to a post below and Graces Guide.

There is a detailed history of Motosacoche in the UK at the Moped Archive

Further information on a number of models may be found at JLB-Créations

More Motosacoche History

Motosacoche 350 M35 1928 GP with MAG engine.jpg
Motosacoche 350 M35 1928 GP


Sat Dec 07 2013
trac1020<at>gmail.com
motosacoche 425 1933 500cc
Hi
Can anyone help me with balancing the 425 500cc MAG engine.
Regards
Eric
South Africa


Sun Jun 02 2013
jawoll<at>seznam.cz
ENGINE
MAG 500 ohv
Hello, I would like to sell this Engine in good conditions, is it mag 500 ohv, price is 2000 euro.
germany

MAG-1928c-D50qq-Germany.jpg
MAG-1928c-D50qq-Germany


Wed Feb 20 2013
gidi<at>gidi.bz
Gearbox
Motosacohe 1000
ich suche ein Getriebe für einen Motosacoche 1000 bj.ca 19200
südtirol

 modello motosacoche Type 2C 9A 8HP GRAND LUXE

Motosacoche-1920c-Type-2C-9A-1.jpg
Motosacoche-1920c-Type-2C-9A


Wed Aug 08 2012
kimv<at>btinternetimg
Removal of entry
Motosacoche R14 1929
Good morning.

You were good enough to place a plea for me ( Jan 25th 2007 - Motosacoche ),

I have now managed to complete most of my research and know what the machine is. I have also managed to get the bike fully registered.

I enclose some photo's that you may wish to use - there are others on Flickr : Motosacoche Staub ( search ).

The bike - I firmly believe - is a 1929 Motosacoche-France Special. Not made for the market but for testing various Bloc-Moteurs prior to decisions being made on a suitable candidate being chosen for a new motorbike. This is during the interim period when New-Map purchased Motosacoche-France.

If you have an interest in expanding your Motosacoche Section then I have an article that only requires finishing and credits added. This gives a suggested history of Motosacoche-France/New-Map around 1929-1930.

Kind regards

Kim Vernon
TwoSheds
Manchester

Motosacoche-1929-R14-1.jpg
Motosacoche-1929-R14


Sat May 19 2012
helton2<at>bigpondimg
unknown engine
mag motosacoche type 1045 srlx 100
can you offer any info on this stationary engine
australia


Fri Apr 06 2012
MIKEANDMELONY2010 at GMAIL.COM
M.A.G.
M.A.G WATER COOLED TWIN
I have new unused, unrestored M.A.G. water cooled v-twin engine from early 1900's. Looking for information on it or if anyone would be purchasing it. Any help or direction of who I might be able to get in touch with would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Mike
USA

MAG-V-Twin-Watercooled-USA-1.jpg
MAG-V-Twin-Watercooled-USA


Wed Dec 14 2011
javidostiempos<at>hotmail.com
Looking for some spare parts
Motosacoche Mt model, 1909
Hello
I write from Spain because I am trying to complete a Motosacoche MT model (1910) with Dufaux engine. I am looking for the next pieces: subframe (which supports the petrol tank and engine), petrol tank, belt tensor (tensioner?), and exhaust. I need the Magneto too: a Bosch type DA1 model.
Thank you very much for your atention.
Regards.
Javier Rodríguez.
Madrid

Motosacoche-1910-MT-1.jpg


Sun Jun 26 2011
mp42<at>citromail.hu
Eladó
Motosacoche D 350 super sport
1928 D 350 OHV eladó.
Hungaria

Motosacoche-1928-D50-supersport-4.jpg


Mon Mar 01 2010
mp42<at>freemail.hu
Motosacoche D50 szupersport
Welcome!

I am Karnok Attila, from Hungary i found it Motosacoche D50 sport engine. According to me those 4 existing pieces. 350ccm OHV was an engine in him.
The engine incomplete no his cranked house.
I send a photo from the found state of the motorcycle.
This type is a probable type tallying with your engine.
Help it would like to be asked, from Ön motorcycle more photos. Maybe if he interests somebody I would sell the engine.
With thanks: Karnok Attila
Hungary

Motosacoche-D50-Hungary-4.jpg


Feb 2010

About the mystery pioneer single monocylinder engine shown on your site,  I think it's a Motosacoche 1905  MT which has a atmospheric inlet and mechanical exhaust (225 cubic centimeters). Another version has been built in 1907 but this one is the former one.
All my best
Didier
Nantes

Mystery_Pioneer_Single_1.jpg


Mon May 11 2009
mikeimginfinityedmimg
mag enigines
309cc single 2 stroke
I have a mag engine in a 1968 snowmobile. Do you have any info on snomobile engines?
wisconsin, usa


Tue Sep 23 2008
j-geraldojunior2008imghotmailimg
Sale
Dufaux Motosacoche
My friende have a motosacoche, maibe 1905, to be restaured, for sale.
Brazil, RS,Porto Alegre

Motosacoche-1905-Brazil-2.jpg


Mon Mar 03 2008
tricyclucarimgtelenet.be
Instruction book MAG engine
Morgan 1921 Family


Try our page of resources for Books and Manuals

Letter moved to Morgan page


Sun Mar 02 2008
starssadarimghotmailimg
Motosacoche logo
Motosacoche X
Hi!
I'm desperately looking for a high-def picture of the Motosacoche logo. Do you have one? If you have a good paper logo could you sacn it? Thanks a lot!
Geneva, home of the motosacoche ^^


Sun Dec 09 2007
domcas30imgcegetel.net
Motosacoche 314 A
Bonjour, aimerais connaître année de sortie de ma 350 Motosacoche 1C14 H9 n° moteur 305891, n°cadre 19582 et avoir caractéristiques réglages de ce moteur (avance,débit huile...) Merci
AVIGNON FRANCE
............
[What year, 1930?]

Hi, i don't know ...do you know? Don't want to keep it (sadly) , i've a lot of brit bikes and want to swap it for an old Velo, norton....Another picture....Cheers

Motosacoche-1930c-314A-2.jpg
Motosacoche-1930c-314A-2


Sun Apr 01 2007
rudge_racingimgtele2.ch
Motosacoche
OHC Works racer
Here is a picture of a very, very rare works racer . i believe only 3 exist. and a D 50 super sports
Zürich
..........
not sure about years of the sacoch but 29, 30 i'm sure ,here is also a kohler escofier,hope spelling right,and my own Rudge UGP 1929 at the Klausen hillclimb, (21,5 km,6000 ft)
regards Alex
..........
here are a few details on Swiss makers:
ZEDEL 1901 - aprox 1910
COSMOS aprox 1900
Desplands and co ,model tourist aprox 1903
Tadeoli made in Geneva ca 1901
Bonnet + Jaccard aproxx 1900
Moto Rêve 1904 - 1925
Zender 1923 - 1940
i can recomend this book
"Töff-Land Schweiz" ISBN 3-908007-72-5
Also the motoosacoche works recer i sent is the only exsisting one left , it is an A35 1928
another engine has been descoverd and a bike is being built around it
regards Alex

Motosacoche-1928-OHC-Works-Racer.jpg
Motosacoche-1928-OHC-Works-Racer
Motosacoche D50 c1930.jpg
Motosacoche D50 c1930


Thu Jan 25 2007
kimvimgbtinternetimg
Motosacoche r14k 1929
or r9K with Staub /JAP engine
hi. I have just ( after 5 years of searching ) found the make and model of one of my bikes. I am looking for information / contacts that will enable me to restore this bike and to be able to make it live again. Can you help? Thankyou
Manchester
 

Motosacoche 1929 R9K 2.jpg
Motosacoche 1929 R9K 2


26th January 2005
Motosacoche 1910 listed on Ebay UK
Vendor's Description:
This is your chance to purchase and own a veteran motorcycle at an affordable price . This little 4 stroke machine uses a motosacoche unit fitted to little more than a bicycle frame ! So is interesting to ride !!

It has been on the pioneer run and comes with a pioneer certificate that validates this machine as 1910 .

It runs well , has a lighting kit which I have never used and is a good entry for the pioneer run as it is very rare . You see lots of triumphs etc but I am told very few Motosacoche have survived .


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