Thu Jun 03 2010
ljac2<at>bigpond dot com
Yvels 1921-1924 racing bike
We are trying to find out about this bike we have ,so far we have not
Peterborough, South Australia
I can find no reference to a Yvels
motorcycle. Where is it made?
Thanks for your reply.
We brought it from a man in Germany,who had restored it.. Translation
read: A French racing machine from the year 1921-1924 , built
in Paris at 94 Rue Lauriston . There were two types. The first type with
a 250 Jap motor and one with a Villiers racing motor (not a serial
motor from Villiers) The racing motor has a very small Kurbeck --
30x, only as big as a cigarette packet and has a very high compression. The cylinder is still very big for cooling purposes.. Magnetic ignition
has been built directly onto the shaft, with original carburetor.
These machines were built for the Grand Prix 1'ACF 1922. On the original
certificate it is written that these machines were run with mudguards
and stands, they were 1:15 to make compression higher. The motor
is one of the last motors of its kind... This is the information that came
from the man, there was a photo , but we did not receive it.
We are interested in finding out more about it...