Riva-Sport Industries RSI
A Brief History of the Marque
Mopeds, Scooters and Motorcycles Manufactured:
14-18, rue de Madrid
Stéphanois Louis Rivière established the bicycle company in 1944 and as part of the promotion sponsored professional riders from 1946 to 1949. In 1950, they constructed a new factory in Vichy where they built bicycles, mopeds, scooters and motorcycles.
In March 1955 a Sulky Sporting powered by an AMC Mustang achieved five world records at Montlhéry. The same year, the company formed a partnership with Favor. In Spain, Riva models including the Isard were built by Rieju
Type 265 65cc SER two-stroke engine
1955-57 200 GS 200cc Villiers, swing arm rear suspension.
1955-57 200 N 200cc Villiers. (1)
1955-57 125 N 125cc Villiers, plunger rear suspension.
1955-57 125 GL4 125cc Villiers. Larger front brake but otherwise same appearance and specification as 125N.
1954-57 Sulky 56 98cc A.M.C. Mustang 2T engine.
1955-57 Sulky 56 Sporting 98cc, rear suspension.
1955-57 Sulky SK3 Duo 125cc A.M.C. Isard, dual seat, two-tone paintwork.
R.S.I. Motobloc Type 492 luxe moped
R.S.I. Motobloc Type 493 Président moped
Sources: Cyclememory.org, François-Marie Dumas, les-tontons-scooteurs.com
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