Built between 1923 and 1939
33 Rue de Vouillé, Paris (from 1926)
The first Dresch machine appeared in the Paris-Nice race of 1923, ridden by Henri Dresch under the pseudonym Vachet. In 1925 he bought Le Grimpeur which produced 125cc and 175cc twostrokes, and a 350cc MAG four-stroke machine. In 1926 he purchased the Everest firm which had a factory in Paris, to which he moved.
In 1927 he was joined by Pierre de Font-Réaulx of DFR and the two firms began producing and marketing a range of attractively priced and competitive motorcycles. By 1929 they had sold some 12,000 motorcycles, but the shadow of economic disaster loomed. They struggled through the depression years,
Dresch MS 604 250cc 4-stroke MAG, 3-speed (Basically the same as the DFR M29)
Engines they employed over the years included Aubier & Dunne, JAP, LMP, MAG and Voisin, along with those they built themselves. They also built MAG engines under licence.
Both Chaise and Stainless are mentioned as suppliers elsewhere, but there appears to be no documentation revealing the use of these engines.
Notes: 1. JLB-Creations writes: "La transmission finale se fait par arbre et couple conique avec un joint élastique. Contrairement à ce qui sera prétendue dans les publicités, il n'y avait pas de cardan." (Contrary to what was claimed in the advertisements, there was no cardan.)
A book on the marque was written in 1983, Les Motocyclettes Henri Dresch by François-Henri Denise.
Tue Apr 15 2014
chrisdickenson at gmail.com
Information on Dresch
I am looking for a handbook/parts catalogue/fact sheets for 1930 Dresch 250 3 speed.
France, Deux Sevres
Fri Aug 17 2007
p.stud at seznam.cz
I will sell part of French motorcycle - mark is Dresch. This motorcycle is from prewar age. See photo. You are offer price, please.
p.stud seznam.cz didn't send a file.
Sat Feb 11 2006
paddy-stuart at tiscali.co.uk
1929 Dresch 250cc, Swiss MAG engine
Does anyone have a circuit diagram and/or electrical schematic layout for the above please?
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