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P.P. Roussey Scooters & Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Made in France from 1931 to 1956
P. P. Roussey Frères
15-17 quai de Belfort
DIJON (Côte-d'Or)

Pierre and Paul Roussey built sophisticated machines powered by Chaise, Staub and Aubier-Dunne engines of 100cc to 500cc capacity.

1930 Models

Type E 250cc Chaise
Type C 350ccc Chaise
Type C2 350cc Chaise OHV
Type G 500cc Chaise Cardan
Type I 500cc Chaise

P.P. Roussey Scooters

At the 1948 Paris Salon the FL22 Comdinus scooter appeared with a P.P. Roussey engine. Then in 1952 Roussey presented their own lightweight scooter with a 3-speed water-cooled engine of 125cc or 170cc. It reappeared at the 1953 Salon with changes, and finally entered production in 1955, albiet briefly and in low numbers.

Pierre Ducloux raced a water-coooled P.P. Roussey scooter in the 1958 Bol d'Or 175 class and was apparently doing very well before a handlebar fell off, which slowed him down some but did not prevent him from finishing. Ducloux had a long career in aviation and was CTO for the Concorde. He was a passionate motorcyclist, a restorer and historian, and wrote many articles for the French motorcycling press. He died early in 2017.


Sources: JLB Creations, Amis Terriens, François-Marie Dumas, period literature



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