Cazenave Motorcycles

Cazenave Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1920s to 1960 (1)

Ets Cazenave, Belin (Gironde)

Cazenave built small motorcycles in the 1920s. "The first (motorcycle) of Ets Cazenave is identical in all respects to the Motobecane Sicam" and is named a Cazenavette. (2)

Cyclemotors and motorcycles were produced in Belin, Gironde from 1950 to 1958.

1950s models were powered by Ultima, Ydral and Villiers engines. In 1964 the firm acquired the VAP and Paloma marques. Paloma lightweights were built by Cazenave until 1972. The Paloma 301, 410 and 510 models of the 1970s were built in Italy.

The Super Peggy moped, c1971, was fitted with a Laura engine from the Netherlands.

There are many examples extant, including one at the former musee de Montjean sur Loire

Cazenave Scooters

Introduced at the Paris Salon of 1954, the Belina came in three variants with 2-speed 100cc VAP and 100/110cc Mistral engines. It bore a distinct resemblance to the Monet Goyon Starlett. In 1955 the Super-Belina appeared with a 125cc Ydral 4-speed engine. Their last scooter was the Alpina, presented at the 1960 Salon.

The company was very progressive and provided considerable benefits to its employees, according to reports. The main products were bicycles.
Cazenave, "The French brand of international quality"

Cazenave Models

Model n° 35 49cc
Model n° 38
Model n° 48
Model n° 49 49cc c1954
Model Velovap
Model n° 310 48cc
Model n° 320
Model n° 321
Model n° 410
Model n° 410 (v2)48cc
Model n° 411
Model n° 415
Model n° 420
Model n° 421
Model n° 421 (v2)
Model n° 421 c
Model n° 422 (v2)
Model n° 422
Model n° 424
Model n° 425 Vap 55
Model n° 426
Model n° 431 Vap 57 48cc
Model n° 541 Vap
Model n° 542 48cc Vap c1954
Model n° 543
Model n° 545
Model n° 546
Model n° 48-50
Model n° 48-60
Model n° 48-76
Model n° 57-33
Model n° 60-33
Peggy SP
Super Peggy SP 1971. Laura 48cc Engine
Model n° 222
Model n° 225
Model n° 230
Model n° 245 Allegro
Model n° 246
Model n° 250
Model n° 275
Model n° 275 V
Model n° 276
Model n° 276 V
Model n° 600
Model n° 605 Bélina
Model n° 610 Bélina
Super Bélina
Model n° 710
Model n° 712
Model n° 715
Model n° 720
Model n° 730
Model n° 732
Model n° 735
Model n° 810
Model n° 811
Model n° 850
Model n° 740
Model n° 745
Model n° 755 200cc
1964 Cazenave-VAP 5-speed Sachs 50cc

1. Sources give different dates, some saying the last models were built in 1958, others 1960. There is a road test of a 1961 Cazenave 411 moped in the UK motorcycling press. The confusion possibly arised due to the death of the founder in 1958.
2. memovelo.com

Sources: Motos Ultima, club-ydral.net, Cyclememory.org, Amis Terriens, memovelo.com, Moped Archive

iljavdh at live.be
cazenave, super peggy
hi, i need a carburator for an cazenave super peggy. could you tell me which brand and model i need.
  • The Super Peggy moped is believed to have been fitted with a Laura engine. Is that correct for your machine?

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cazenave 672
i've just bought one to restore and am having trouble finding a fuel tank for it. I can't seem to register on your wonderful site to post on forums but would love it if you could ask for help on my behalf
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Wed Jun 22 2016
toal_sean at hotmail.com
Cazenave moped moped 54

great site. Do you know where I can enquire about Cazenave restoration or spares. In particular I need a rear mudguard.

Tue Jul 26 2011
Any parts information
cazenave 1957 1958
Any help in restoring?

Fri Feb 23 2007
ken.rimell at btopenworld.com [bounced]
Informaation Casenave
Where can I find details of a Casenave Moped
history and information
Looking for info/history on the Casenave Mopeds made in Paris.

Tres rare velomoteur cazenave modele 1957, 1958. Dans son jus d'origine, mais a ete entierement demonte et nettoye, peinture d'origine. Moteur vap 48cc, allumage ok, 2 pneus neufs (60€). Fonctionne tres bien, moteur,frein..

Translation: Very rare velomotor cazenave model 1957, 1958. In its juice of origin, but ete entirely has demonte and nettoye, painting of origin. Engine new vap 48cc, lighting ok, 2 tires (60?). Function very well, engine, brake.

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