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Rovin Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque
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BILLANCOURT (Seine)

From 1920 to 1934 Roaul de Rovin built motorcycles powered by Train, JAP, Velocette, Rovin and MAG engines in capacities of 98cc to 499cc, including two-strokes, ohv and sidevalve engines. He purchased the Sans-Sou-Pap motorcycle factory in 1928, and also built three-wheelers and, after 1945 with his brother Robert de Rovin, small cars. Raoul was also an aviator and a driver of Delage racing cars.

Rovin motorcycles had considerable success in competition, with 15 world records in the 75cc to 175cc classes, 8 wins in the Bol d'Or, 7 victories in the Tour de France and many more besides.

Roaul died in Paris in 1949 at the age of 53. Not a long life, but broad and deep.

Extensive information may also be found at Petochon.fr

Sources


Tue Jan 22 2008
issakka at gmaildot com
Robert de Rovin Engine
Robert de Rovin sidevalve 3-gears
Hi.. 

I found old robert de rovin engine. I has about 350cc. There is label remanufactured 1942. engine has gearbox in.
finland


Thu Oct 13 2005
zjorre at hotmail.com
Rovin
I found some pictures of a French Rovin built in 1920, the add said. I don't know its displacement. I'll put the second picture in another message.
Greetings,
Zjorre

[Images originally sourced from http://moto.2dehands.be/markt/motor/overig/
Advert reads: Omschrijving: Rovin 1920 volledig gerestaureerd. collectors item.enkel de gas schuif moet eens nagezien worden.met papieren.een uniek stukje franse nostalgie 5000e. Ed]


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