Possibly the neatest and most practical three-wheeler in the exhibition is the Diable, which is fitted with a remarkably clean looking 8 h.p. air-cooled V type engine. The engine forms a unit with a two-speed arid reverse gear, a clutch being located behind the box. Shaft drive is employed throughout, the shaft being articulated at the point where the main pressed steel frame is joined to the spring rear portion. The final drive is by bevels, and the wheel is easily detachable. Suspension is by semi-elliptic springs in front and long cantilevers at the rear.
One engine arm forms the steering gear bracket, and though the chassis was unfinished the vehicle displays a neatness and compactness which is more characteristic of French automobiles than of their lighter types of wheeled conveyances.
The Motor Cycle, October 1919