VBF-Cyclorev Mopeds and Motorcycles

Cyclorev-VBF, based in St Etienne, built mopeds and motorcycles.

The VBF company was established in 1908 at 16 Rue Fontainebleau, St Etienne by Cachard, Accou and Arnoux as a bicycle manufacturer. From 1948 built two-wheelers using Sabb, Vap and Le Poulain engines. Some of their mopeds were branded as Cyclorev.

In 1954 they used Mistral engines on some machines including 125cc and 175cc motorcycles. There is also a report of Villiers 125cc engines being fitted.

For the years 1952 to 1954 they built a total of some 5000 motorised two-wheelers.

In 1955, Cyclorev-VBF merged with several other companies to form Cocymo.

Sources: Motos dans la Loire, et al.

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