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French Motorcycles

Sterva & Sterling Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Sterling was founded in 1920 by Nicolas Etienne Cycles
36 Rue voltaire à St Etienne

Sterva assembled scooters in the years 1952-1954 with wraparound body powered by SABB engines of 98, 123 and 175 cc, and a 125cc Ydral engine.

In the post-war years the company was associated with Louis Vallat

The Sterling marque existed as early as 1929. It merged with Cocymo in 1955, but the Sterling name remained until at least 1959

Sources: Club Ydral, ottw.es


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