French Motorcycles

Antonin Magne Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque


Like André Leducq, the four Lapébie riders and Louison Bobet, Antonin Magne was a famous cyclist. His name was strongly associated with bicycles, and during the 1950s Mercier marketed Ydral-powered motorcycles and Himo, VAP and possibly Wilmer-powered BMAs under the names A. Magne and Antonin Magne.

Magne was director of the sports at Mercier from 1951 to 1958.

Sources: Club Ydral

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