French Motorcycles

Hirondelle Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufrance, St Etienne

Hirondelle 1914-1954

Hirondelle machines were built by Manufacture Francaise d’Armes et Cycles de Saint-Etienne (Manufrance) and often displayed an MF logo.

Established in 1885, Manufrance was France's first mail order company, with an annual catalogue, known as la Manu. It offered a wide range of products, the most famous being guns, bicycles and sewing machines. After WW2, the company introduced cyclemotors and mopeds, with some success.

The 1914 Hirondelle Legere had a 332cc Manufrance SV engine, and was available with sidecar or voiturette remorque (a trailer with seat).
Model n°60 of 1953-1954 was a Bernardette scooter type Y52, rebadged.
The 1959 125cc model had an Ydral engine

Sources: BuyVintage.co.uk, Cyclememory.org

Hirondelle 125 1959
Hirondelle 125 1959

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Hirondelle 125 1948
Hi, I would like to sell my Hirondelle 125 '48 and I want know what it worth it about?
the documents are missing and the owner was passed away
it missing also headlight, intake manifold, start lever and chain cower
engine seems to be in good condition..
Alen Spincic, Rijeka, Croatia
regards :)
Alen Spincic
Rijeka, Croatia

Sun Aug 10 2014
speakeasyeslcafe at gmail.com
1948 Hirondelle 125cc
Your advert says its for sale. I would like to know how much is the cost to purchase it. I may also want it shipped to me in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bangkok, Thailand

Tue Mar 18 2014
info at totallybuddha.com
For Sale / A Vendre
Hirondelle 1948 125m3
Barnfind without papers. Was stored for over 35 years. Was running at that time. Engine is not blocked but didn't try to start it.
The frame number is 3293


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