A Brief History of the Marque
Société pour la construcion de motocycles et de moteurs industriels
6 av. Rockfeller (also listed at 50 chemin de Montchat)
The small French company of Ets. Rhony'x originated in Bron before moving to Lyon where they built motorcycles from 1924 to 1934, however an associated company, Stainless, possibly produced BMA moped-style machines as late as 1939.
Rhony'x built many models with 185cc and 246 cc two strokes with components from AYA, Lalo, Mignonac et Poinsard and Stainless. They also built models utilizing JAP, Rudge Python and Chaise four stroke engines from 247cc to 498 cc.
By 1926 they had produced over 10,000 machines, and listed as many as ten different models in the late 1920s.
1924 Rhony'x Model A monovitesse, single speed belt drive
1924 Rhony'x Model B, two-speed belt drive
1924 Rhony'x Model C 185cc chain/chain drive
1924 Rhony'x Model D 250cc
1928 Rhony'x Type EX 4 350cc
1929 Rhony'x 499cc Type GX OHC Chaise
1934 Type 335S Rudge Python 500cc
1934 Type 335J JAP 500cc
There are mentions of a 1938 Rhony'x 500cc JAP and a 1939 BMA 100cc, but these models seem unlikely.
Sources: Wikipedia France, JLB Creations, cyclememory.org
Images of these machines have been posted in the gallery. Ed.
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