A Brief History of the Marque
Rue J.P. Timbaud Courbevoie (Seine) (After 1910)
The company was created in 1902 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, by Edmond Gentil, founder of Alcyon.
Early machines had a horizontal single-cylinder engine in front of the pedalling gear which gave the Gentil the look of a modern moped. They also produced V-twin motorcycles.
It is understood that machines under the Gentil brand were produced 1902-1904.
One of the many models produced by the Gentil group was the Passmontagne which was built from 1933 to 1938 using a 175cc Zurcher engine.
Sources: encycloduvelo.fr, Tragatsch, La Moto Francaise et al.
Sat May 20 2006
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moto gentil type 1 a s 1901
estimados amigos les escribo porque tengo un cuadro de moto gentil y no tengo ninguna foto y ningun dato , lo unico que aberigue es que montaba un motor de 98cc de dos tiempos posible amc? Frances desde ya cualquier informacion extra estare muy agradecido.
Saludos maxi desde bahia blanca
Translation: They reckoned friends I write them because I have a picture of Gentil motorcycle and I do not have any photo and ningun data, it unico that aberigue is that mounted a motor of 98cc of two-stroke, possibly an AMC? Frances since already any information extra I was very thanked.