Belgian Motorcycles

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Basse-Wez Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

194 Rue de Basse-Wez Liège

Established in 1896, the company introduced two motorcycles in 1903, a 268cc 1¾ hp model and another of 327cc 2¾hp. These machines had a loop frame, FN carburettor and battery-coil ignition. Later model engines, although embossed the the company name, were from the nearby Sarolea factory and were of very similar appearance to those fitted to the Kerry. Advertising of the day claimed that the motorcycles were exported to the Netherlands and the United States.

Production of motorcycles ceased in 1905. The only known survivor is understood to have been purchased by a blacksmith in Denmark.

Sources: Wikipedia NL, Yesterdays NL

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