A Brief History of the Marque
Jaime Colomet of Palma de Mallorca built his first model in 1951, the 123cc M51 with a 3 speed foot-change gearbox, cradle frame and telescopic forks. Quite an advanced model for the day, it had a claimed top speed of 75 km/h. Tyres were 275x19 front and 300x19 rear.
This was followed by 50cc and 150cc models.
Total production appears to have been in the vicinity of 500 machines, the last being manufactured in 1955. Government records only show around 200 units, but it seems that the law did not require registration of the smaller models.
Mallorca (Majorca) is a small Spanish island in the Mediterranean, and is home to three different motorcycle marques, the others being BMS and Coronat.
1. It has been suggested that some of the Colomet machines were in fact rebadged BSA Bantams, smuggled onto the island to avoid taxes. Certainly a comparison with the '51 Bantam lends credence to this. There was a similar situation with the Jimbell.
Sources: cotxosimotos.blogspot.com, correspondence
Wed Jun 10 2009
josfcolomet at hotmaildot com
I will like to buy a moto Colomet
Thu Jan 03 2008
mick at solannmick.org
125cc, model M51, 1951
Does anybody know where the engine & cycle parts for the Colomet spotted in Formentera come from?
They look like BSA Bantam to me!
Mon Nov 14 2005
jaime at digigrup.net
Mi nombre es Jaime Sancho. soy de Mallorca y me gustaría conocer el prpietario de la motocicleta COLOMET
Translation: My name is Jaime Sancho. I am of Majorca and i would like to know the prpietario of the motorcycle COLOMET many thanks
Wed Aug 24 2005
familiareda at hotmail dot com
this is my grandfather`s bike.colomet made in Mallorca at 1952.
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