Favor Motorcycles

Favor Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque
1919 to 1959
Guillaume Frères
77 Avenue de Royat Chamalières,

Favor was established as manufacturer of bicycles in 1898 by Guillaume Etienne, with a factory built in Clermont-Ferrand some time later. Their first motorcycle, a 125cc two-stroke, was built in 1921.

The company built midrange twostrokes, and single cylinder fourstroke SV and OHV models with engines from JAP and Blackburne. After the Second World War they built motorcycles using engines from AMC, Aubier-Dunne, Benelli, Alter, Ydral and others.

In 1955 they formed a partnership with Riva of Vichy (RSI), and also absorbed (or purchased the stock of) Gima of Chamalières and Alter of Chalette-sur-Loing.

Due to the turmoil experienced throughout the European motorcycle industry in the late 1950s as a result in the boom in small car sales, Favor ceased manufacture of motorcycles. Mopeds and motorised bicycles, along with cycles, remained in production. That same year they became French champion in the 50cc and 100cc classes.

Benelli came into the picture in 1960, with Favor selling their Favor-Benelli range of rebadged Italian 50s. All sales of motorised two-wheelers finally ceased in 1971.

Favor Models include:

1928 Model B

1928 Model C

1928 Model D

1928-1929 Model DS

Model E 1929

Model ER 1929

Model F 350cc 1929

Model G 1928

GS 1929

Model K 1929

AS 1928

ES 1928-1940

1929 EJ 250cc

Model F 1928-1936

ERS 250cc 1930

FS 1930-1940

EJ 1929

EJS 1930

ERS 1930-1940

CS 1930-1940

A1 1932-1933 BMA

A1 1934-1938

A1 1939 BMA

A2 1931-1932 BMA 72cc 2T Sachs

A2 1934-1936

A2 1936-1940

CS 1940

Post-war Models

A4 1946-1948

CS 1946-1947

ERS 1946-1947

ES 1946-1947

FS 1946-1947

40S 1956-1957

4R 125cc 1956-1957

4R 175cc 1956-1957

NY2 1956-1957

SAM Sulky 1955-1956 98cc AMC

VAL 1956-1957

VSL 1956-1957

Several 1955/56 models were rebadged Gima models.

Sources: JLB Creations, Cyclememory.org, period literature

Sun Sep 11 2016
fsphotoss at gmail.com
Favor 350 FS
I have this motorcycle,but i can't find more info for it....
PLEASE help me to learn more for the bike

Favor 1930s 350FS Frame

Thu Jan 08 2015
KRuby at talktalk.net
Favor 1959 Alter Engine
I need a replacement piston for this bike. Can you help?
Kent, England

Wed Feb 26 2014
david-smith1979 at hotmail.com
favor alter
i just purchased one of these from nice, France and had it shipped to sydney, australia,, can any one tell me more about this bike etc

Sat Jun 02 2007
tmt.services at btopenworlddot com
Favor ( model not known)
I have just bought a Favor motorcycle and wonder if you could tell me the model and year of manufacture. A few parts are missing but nothing that can't be fabricated, so worth restoring I feel.

I mail a photo of the bike for your assesment.


Chris Tier
Southampton UK

Fri Dec 29 2006
zeneiva at msndot com
Favor type F 350
Recherge une reservoir entretube, par une Favor Type F 350 de 1929.
Viana do Castelo

Mon Oct 17 2005
eumel-lennep at t-online.de
favor motorcycle
I have a favor motorcycle from ca.1928 and I need the technical dates . It is a 100ccm two-stroke motor and it has an uncomplete 17mm Zenith carburettor ,the nozzle-pin is lost,it were nice if anybody has a drawing of these parts.so long

If you have a query about Favor motorcycles or have information about these classic French machines, please contact us

City Coast Motorcycles
City Coast Motorcycles

Triumph, BMW, & Kawasaki Sales Spares & Repairs.
Established for over 40 years and run by expert motorcyclists.
Fully authorised workshop.