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French Motorcycles

Wonder Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque
Manufactured: Ravat 1923-1954, Mercier 1954-

The Wonder cycle marque was established by Jules Ravat in in March 1910, along with the brand name Sweet.

Wonder was acquired by Mercier in 1954 when it bought the parent company Ravat. The group which bought Ravat consisted of Talbot, Automoto, Hurtu, René Gillet and Mercier.

Mercier's Wonder motorcycle was all but identical with a number of other brands marketed at the time by Mercier including Antonin Magne, Lapébie, Louison Bobet and André Leducq, all powered by Ydral 125cc engines.

Models include:
1923-1924 Wonder, Massardier Massardier 125cc engine
1933-1939 Type A35 98cc
c1953 Wonder Type B48 (Ravat A48)
1954 Type 154 125cc 3 speed engine
1955 Types 136 & 136GS
Type 254 175cc
1955 R36 - R36SL

Ravat-Wonder Equivalents

Bimoto Ravat | Wonder N1

A35 Ravat | Wonder B35

A37 Ravat | Wonder B37

A37 Hl Ravat | Wonder B 37hl

A47 Ravat | Wonder B47

A48 Ravat | Wonder B 48

53 Ravat | Wonder 53

54 Ravat | Wonder 54

154 Ravat | Wonder 154

254 Ravat | Wonder 254

146 Ravat | Wonder 146

246 Ravat | Wonder 246

A Ravat | Wonder B model 100 Villiers engine

26 Ravat | Wonder 26

126 Ravat | Wonder 126

136 Ravat | Wonder 136

36 Ravat | Wonder 36

Vry Ravat | Wonder Wry

Sources: Club Ydral, Didier Mahistre


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