French Motorcycles

Cottereau Motorcycles


Louis Cottereau, a champion cyclist, formed the company in 1891.

1 Rue des Lentillères and route d'Auxonne, Dijon

Built motorcycles with Minerva engines (1904), and also A.Z. engines. In 1910 the company was bought by Terrot.

The firm also built bicycles and automobiles, both touring and competition.

In 1912 Cottereau became CID, Constructions Industrielles Dijonnaises (Anciens Establissements Cottereau), and built automobiles with engines from Buchet and others of 8 h.p. to 22 h.p. CID built a valveless engine with a rotating sleeve.

Bourdache (pp 146, 217, 320), encycloduvelo.fr, wikipedia.de.

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