French Motorcycles

Rene Gillet Motorcycles


Made in France
1898 - 1957

Historical Notes on the Marque

126 route d'Orléans

René Gillet produced motorcycle from 1898 until 1957, they made their own engines, two and four strokes, from 49 cc to 1000 cc. The 750 and 1000 cc models, which had side valve V twin engines, were very common in the French army and police before WWII.

Thanks to J Roquecave.


Thu Jul 28 2011
dlangmade<at>mfmcadot com
Rene Gillet
750 cc 750 cc
restoring two rene gillet 750's one is a 1934 and the other is a 1940.  Looking for parts, send photos and price
Phoenix, AZ

Tue Nov 23 2010
czimmerman<at>xplornetdot com
1907 Rene Gillet
Rene Gillet 500cc
I have a new e-mail address

Sun Apr 09 2006
woxer at gavle.to
rene gillete
1947? 150cc
wish to get some info about this mc. My father bought it and picked it appart. so now i maybe if I find some time would pick it togheter. But i don't know so much about it. Is there some one some knows more about it ? Some pictures maybe?

Sat Mar 04 2006
ReneGillet at aol dot com
motos René-Gillet
bonjour , je souhaiterai que vous mettiez vos données sur la marque à jour , je peux vous fournir ces données ;
Mulhouse -FR

Translation: hello, I will wish that you put your data on the brand to day, I can furnish you these data

August 3, 2002
I just got hold of a bike that looks like it was used in the war. The only thing I can see is the name "Rene Gillet " on the tank and trans. cover. Where can I get some info on these things?  It's a V-Twin engine like an old 30-50 Harley
Thank you -- Jim Bailey -- bailyglide at aol dot com

Rene Gillet 1907.jpg
Rene Gillet 1907

October 23, 2001
Hello Folks.
Just to let you know,I have a 1907 rene Gillet. --  Cliff Zimmerman -- zimmerman at kwic dot com

From: Schouwer [mail-to:Schouwer at t-online.de]
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 4:37 PM
To: Sheldon Aubut
Subject: AW: Rene Guiller

Hi Sheldon, here's the translation. I found there was a brand "Rene Gillet". Maybe "Guiller" is not correct!?!

Since 10 years I'm the owner of a "Rene Guiller G 90" with 175cc A.M.C. engine. I couldn?t find any information (in literature, museums and parts markets) or contacts to other owners. Any information or contacts would be appreciated.

I couldn't find "Rene Guiller" or the former name "Guiller" in your list. Please add this brand and my request.
Best regards
Dirk Wirtz

--Ursprüngliche Nachricht--
Von: Sheldon Aubut [mail-to:biker at cwizard dot com ]
Gesendet am: Dienstag, 4. Juli 2000 13:46
An: Hartmut Schouwer
Betreff: FW: Rene Guiller

Can you translate this for me? I tried BabelFish but it gave such a poor translation on this that I wasn't sure of it all. On my list of French manufacturers there is a "Rene Gillet" but it sounds like he is saying that his bike says "Rene Guller". I wonder if I might have it spelled wrong?
Sheldon T. Aubut

--Original Message--

From: wirtz [mail-to:Dirk.Wirtz at t-online.de]
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2000 7:49 AM
To: biker at cwizard dot com
Subject: Rene Guiller

ich besitze seit ca 10 jahren eine " rene guiller g 90 " mit 175ccm a.m.c motor. leider habe ich bis heute weder in einschlägiger literatur oder in museen oder auf märkten informationen bekommen, noch weitere besitzer kennengelernt. über informationen oder kontakte währe ich sehr dankbar.

da ich auch in der hiesigen auflistung weder den firmennamen " rene Guiller " noch den davor benutzte "guiller " finde bitte ich um eintragung des Motorradherstellers und aufnahme meiner such-mail.

mit freundlichen grüssen
dirk wirtz

Looks like this might be a club in France. If anyone has more information please contact us

le club René Gillet: 4 rue vieille - 80270 Bettencourt-Riviere - tel: 0322319193

If you have a query about Rene Gillet motorcycles, or wish to share your knowledge of these classic French machines, please contact us

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