French Motorcycles

Soyer Motorcycles

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A Brief History of the Marque

Société Nouvelle des Motos Soyer
116 rue de Paris

Built in France from 1919 to 1937.

In addition to using their own very handsome engines, the firm used a variety of powerplants from other manufacturers.

The 1929 Soyer 350cc had a Chaise engine, and some Soyer machines were fitted with Raleigh and JAP engines. A 1932 model is listed as having a Sturmey-Archer engine (or gearbox, possibly)

Sources: JLB Creations

Paris Salon 1921

The only full-powered lady's motor cycle in the exhibition - the Soyer. It is of very pleasing design, exceptionally well made, and the tank forms part of the frame. The engine fitted is a two-stroke having a detachable head.

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Sun Dec 13 2015
chrisparrett1 at sky dot com
Soyer 1922 2 1/2 HP (250cc)
If you're interested I have photos of my brother's 1922 Soyer 2 1/2 hp (250cc) - it's an unrestored, one previous owner bike that still runs beautifully, despite looking like a 93 year old bike would be expected to look. It was in almost continuous use by the original owner until around twenty years ago and stayed in his family. When my brother bought it a few years ago, all it required was a new tyre, a new belt, and new brake blocks. It starts first kick almost every time (If you know the procedure) and pulls like a train.

Sat Oct 03 2009
esselink at ziggo.nl

Soyer type 07 de 1928 ? moteur Jap 350cc

The bike above is apparently not a Soyer. (JAP-350-France-3.jpg removed)

esselink at ziggo.nl writes:
The motor on your site has a single frame and the soyer 07C has a double frame The frame underneath the saddle is differently than the Soyer 07C.

If you read the story of Jean Claude on the site
blog.wheels-and-waves.com/2008/12/tree-lifes-of-jean-claude-barrois-s.html (404)

You will see that it is an other motor
see type Soyer 07c

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