French Motorcycles

Terrot Motorcycles


See also: Magnat Debon

A Brief History of the Marque: Terrot

From 1887 to 1935 Terrot was based at:
2 rue Andru-Colomban
DIJON (Cute-d'Or)

Charles Terrot, a personal friend of Gottlieb Daimler, made his fortune from knitting machines for which he filed a patent when he was 20 years of age.

Terrot of Dijon was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in France for much of the first half of the twentieth century, having absorbed Magnat-Debon in the late 1920's.

During the early 1920s Terrot built JAP powered 350cc machines with 2 speed gearboxes. The G model, introduced at the Paris Salon of 1925, came in two versions, the Sport and Touriste. Later that year the H model appeared with a Terrot engine and much improved front suspension. The late twenties also saw the production of a Blackburne powered 174cc racing bike, and in 1937 another racing model had a transverse V-twin of 498cc.

After WWII they built a range of ohv singles up to 500cc in capacity, a number of two-strokes and some rather nice scooters. In the 1950s they almalgamated with the Automoto Group under Peugeot and the name Terrot faded out.

Terrot components were used in Nougier Motorcycles

Quite extensive model information available at La Memoire de Terrot Dijon and at JLB-Creations

Mon Apr 13 2015
pstrange123 at
dating cirtificate
terrot vm 100
Can you supply a dating cirt for dvla so i can register my bike in uk

Sat Jun 14 2014
colin.moody at
Frame No Location
Terrot 100cc around 1939
I am having trouble locating the frame number on my motorcycle could you possibly help me with this problem and tell me where I can locate it?
Many thanks.

Colin Moody.

Mon Jun 02 2014
sarahlou-446 at
Frame number
Terrot 100 BMA 1939 ?
Hi . I have recently bought a Terrot BMA 100cc that I understand is a 1938-9 model. The engine number is 265439 but I can't find the frame number. Can anyone tell me where it can be found or what it should be, please?

Tue Jan 21 2014
beetleman-69 at
A bit of help terrot VMS3
Hi i have had a terrot VMS3 which i have had since i was 10 so ive had it for 35 years just need a bit of help with some parts and also how much would it be worth (not selling just would like to know ) many thanks max uk

Tue Oct 08 2013

terrot 125 ep
Hola, yo solo quiero ofrecer un antes y un despuus de una terrot 125 ep, para los amantes de esta moto


Sat Sep 07 2013
model and year
terrot 100cc ????
hi ,dont know if you can help me by telling me what year /model my terrot 100cc is by vin number 238198 any help would be grate

Sat Feb 23 2013
Terrot maintenance booklet
Terrot VMS3 125cc
I have a small maintenance booklet for this model of Terrot for disposal, for the price of post and packing.

Thu Nov 29 2012
terrot 250 telaio nu 25123 turismo
vorrei sapere la data
di immatricolazione.

Possibly a Type G

Wed Aug 01 2012
want to sell
terrot 1928
The Terrot I have is un assembled, and some restoring has been done. I would like to sell it.

Tue Oct 04 2011
terrot vm 98 cc
Ium looking for a new pneus front and rear for my terrot vm 98cc.
I need some information concerning where can I buy these items.
any answer will be apreciate
thank you
barcelona ( Gurb)

Wed Sep 15 2010
terrot type 50
Ihave a terrot moped and would like to now the year it was made and any other info about the bike; THE INFO I HAVE IS, moto bloc no A10112,type 50,DIJON 12-7-56, frame no 746043, if anyone can help i would be grateful Allan

Sun Oct 11 2009
ta-quase at
terrot 250cc 4t
gostaria de saber se sao possuidores de algumas pecas para este modelo, se tal, agradeceria que me informassem, desde ja o meu muitissimo obrigado, manuel

Wed Jul 08 2009
jden.p2 at googlemaildot com
Vintage Motorcycles Found In Barn
Motobecane & Terrot unknown
Please can you help? Have found 2 motorcyles in the barn of my new frence farmhouse. What are they? What are they worth and can I sell them on this site? I also have a Renault 1934 primaquatra and an old Tractor - I need some expert help.
France, Limoges


Sun May 24 2009
dammawat at
can you please tell me what kind of terrat this is


The bike is very similar to a 1935 VM98, but the exhaust is on the opposite side. Ed.

Terrot circa 1935 Moped

Fri Feb 06 2009
iwalker at dandaradot com
Decal set
Terrot 1935 vm 98cc
Hi ,

I am currently cleaning up a 1935 vm ( 98 cc ) and i would appreciate it if anyone could tell me where i can purchase the full decal set . Also the bike appears to be missing the clutch cover . Can anyone help me please .
Isle of man


Terrot 1935 VM98cc

Sat Jan 19 2008
twins1971 at bigponddot com
terrot 35771
price on motor bike required 1 cyl typr lg made 4 the motor racing team dejon frence
vic aust

Wed Jan 09 2008
rikyp at
spare parts terrot
terrot lc 175 s 1925-1928
i am looking for find a gearbox 3 speed for the bike above mentioned, can you give me some hope!! tanks in advance.
milano .italy

Wed Oct 31 2007
bsa130 at hotmaildot com
Hi I have just brought a terrot moped and would like as much info as possable please,
the info which i have of the bike is:Moto bloc no,A10112, moteur moto bloc cyl 49cm type "50" no, 67920 DIJON LE 12-7-56 AND FRAME NO 746043.
 thanks, Allan Taylor.
isle of wight


Tue Aug 07 2007
theblakes at dslextremedot com
Finished with my 1929 Terrot LC
LC 175cc
2 months later I have finished restoring my '29.
Riverside, Ca

Terrot 1929 LC 175 4.jpg
Terrot 1929 LC 175 4

Thu Jun 14 2007
larsbars77 at hotmaildot com
enquiry of a price
dijon type L.G 85771
i am enquiring on the price of an french terrot. the only details i have is what is on the bike, whick is: Dijon type L.G 85771 R.colin A2 phares magnetipues Breuete depose France EL Elranger. this is the information i have. i have been informed that there is only 5 of this type in the world and i was just wanting to know what it is worth.

Our page on Vintage Motorcycle Prices may help with evaluation. Ed.

Wed May 23 2007
ofjmf at
Terrot 500 cmu
1931 NSSL
I send you a couple of pictures of my Terrot NSSL from 1931 with an 500 cmu JAP motor. I've just finished teh restauration and it seems tha t you donunt hav this model in your collection
DK SKanderborg

Terrot 1931 NSSL 500cc 1.jpg
Terrot 1931 NSSL 500cc

Wed Mar 14 2007
theblakes at dslextremedot com
1929 Terrot
I would like to restore this cycle I just purchased. It is 100%complete and untouched.
It did not come equipped with front or rear lights. Is this available?
Can you tell me the engine size?
Thank you!!!
Riverside, Ca
April 2007
I just bought a 1929 Terrot LC 175cc. I dont know much about it. I plan on doing a full restoration and need help finding a few replacement parts. The cycle is 100% complete but has original tires that need replacement as well as kill switch, brake pads, grips and foot pegs. Cna you point me in the right direction?
Thanks for any help!
Kris, Riverside Ca (USA)

Terrot 1929 California.jpg
Terrot 1929 California

Sat Dec 23 2006
ofjmf at
Old Bike
Terrot NSSL 1931
I have restaurated the bike and now and its complete beside the shock absorber and I will ask if anybody can tell med where I perhaps can find it. I enclose an picture of the halfpart i have.
Aarhus DK

Terrot 1931 NSSL engine shockabsorber.jpg
Terrot 1931 NSSL engine shockabsorber

Tue Sep 26 2006
jjhrcms at yahoodot com
1953 Terrot 125cc
Hi, I have a 1953 Terrot 125 cc. I am looking for a Gas tank and cap. Does anyone know of a place I can locate parts? I live in US, but will travel! Thanks. Joe
Boston, MA, USA

August 2006
From a post in the forums...


Je tache de rucupurer des photos de Terrot et Magnat Debon en tout genre.
Photos prises lors de bourses ou photos personnelles.

Photos prises de pruference avant restauration .

Je voudrais regrouper un maximum d'informations sur les teintes et ducors originaux (couleurs, motifs, largeur des filets, ....).
Photos de ruservoirs d'essence, d'huile, de garde-boues, de carters ..

Surtout n'husitez pas u me contacter, qu'elles soient de bonne ou mauvaise qualitu.

D'avance merci.

Ci-joint quelques exemple de ce que je voudrais faire.


I'm searching for all kind of Terrot or Magnat Debon pictures. Taken during parts market or personal. Pictures, if possible, before restoration.

I would like to make an original "ducors" database (color, lines width, pattern, .....)
Gazoline and oil tank, chain guard, .....

If you have some pictures to send me (good or bad quality), do not hesitate to contact me

Thank you very much.


Contact Jean-luc jldubato at

Terrot PU 1933 Jean-luc.jpg
Terrot PU 1933
Terrot PU 1933 colour schemes.jpg
Terrot PU 1933 colour schemes

June 6th 2006
...I've enclosed some pics of a scooter I've just got my flippers on.I dont no if your like scooters but I must admit I do have a leaning toward some models.I've got a Lambretta series 3 which Iam told is actually a rare series 4 but theres not much info on these.
The scoot I've picked up is a terrot,a strange 50's bulbous thing.Its in a state but you cant help but laugh at these creatures. I'll send you pic's and updates of the progress.

Terrot Scooter 1.jpg
Terrot Scooter

Wed Dec 21 2005
plecomte at
TerroT website
Hello, I appreciate your website. You can also find lot's of pictures TERROT MAGNAT DEBON on this french web site. We could exchange links, if you want. Philippe Webmaster

Tue Dec 20 2005
eminbaki at sediraparthoteldot com
hi from turkey
I have a 1948 terrot and It had only 6800 km..
That is from my father and I keep it in my home to get good profit for future..
can you help me about my terrot selling price ..
thank you
baki tarhan
Many thanks for your prompty answer.. I'm very far away from my home now because of my job .. I covered my Terrot in my house's under roof and I think It's covered hard dust and very dirty now..
When I was 18 years old I use it for about 2 months .. Later we decided to keep it for future.. It is really 6800 km and It has licens motor number etc.. Colour is black ,all equipments are original .. We didn't change any parts ..
If you can give me an idea about my terrot today value , I will be very happy..
It's 125 cc and has 4 times engine ..

Wed Dec 14 2005
stefanstachowiak at
My name is Stefan Stachowiak
I am from Poland.

Recently I have bought a motorcycle of a Terrot make.
The motorcycle engine number is 117148. The engine has got 500cm3.
Unfortunately, it is in a bad condition and it is remade.
I am also enclosing photos of Terrot.
Could you, please, send me all information and available documentation about the motorcycle presented on the enclosed photos?
I will by grateful for yor help.

Terrot 500 RGSO No117148 c1952.jpg
Terrot 500 RGSO No117148 c1952

Fri Nov 25 2005
thefrenchowl at btinternetdot com
Massive book available on the Terrot history, from 1887 till the end, 1960. 30cm x 30 cm, about 700 pages, 3 kg, 6 pounds in weight, about 3000 period/official photos, Available from author only, self published:
Bernard Salvat, Au Bourg, 71850 Charnay les Macon, France

February 8th 2005
Book about Terrot & Magnat Debon on
Vendor's Description


Terrot Fleuron 125.jpg
Terrot Fleuron 125

1958-1961 Terrot Fleuron

Hello. My name is Roar Heggem I have a Terrot 100 ccm Type BMA 1939 mod. I need information or a address to get parts to the engine and a front light. I am from Norway and in Norway its difficult to get parts to the Terrot. Thanks for your help.
ROAR HEGGEM TEL 71226364 E.MAIL barb-sa at

December 2004
Several Terrot sites listed at Bikelinks

January 4, 2001
FOR SALE TERROT 1932 TYPE 0 MODEL 0LG WORKING ORDER WITH PAPERS potigala at aoldot com sousceyrac lot 46 france

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