French Motorcycles

Rhonson Mopeds

A Brief History of the Marque
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Manufactured:
195 Avenue Félix-Faure
Lyon

The brand name is a contraction of the names of the two rivers which meet at Lyon, Rhône and Saone

Models include:


  • N° 1, VAP 49.9cc two-stroke
    1955 3 speed ABG
    1955 NSU 98cc, N° 15
    1955 V.R. 98, N° 17
    1955 VAP 55 Grand Luxe N° 8
    1955 VAP B Monovitesse N° 4 48cc (N° 4 bis with telescopic forks)
    1955 VAP G Grand Luxe 2 Vitesse N° 5 (as per N° 4 but 2 speed)
    1955 Mistral 48cc N° 10 and N° bis
    1957 Villiers 98cc N° 17
    1957 ABG VAP 110cc N° 16
    1958 N° 16, 110cc
    1958-1959 N° 16. TER 110cc

Sources: Cyclememory.org, period advertisements.