French Motorcycles

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Motocyclettes fabriquées en France (K)

Notes on some of the rarer French marques

This page lists brands for which we currently have only an historical precis. There is also a page on really obscure French brands.
For a more complete listing visit the French Index.

K.D. (Keller-Dorian) 1906-1909

Keops 1920~1927


Twostroke, chain-chain built 1928. Article in Moto Revue No 292, 13 October 1928: la Kervran

La Moto Francaise


Sté des moteurs KID, 7 bis rue Mérinée, Paris (16°)

48cc auxiliary bicycle engines made in the early 1950s which were mounted above the front wheel which was driven by a roller. Possible relationship with Camille Daudon.

Source: Wikipedia NL,,


Manufactured by Th. Klaus, founded in Boulogne-Billancourt in 1894

Three-wheeled vehicles were produced from 1897 to 1899.

Their first Delta-type tricycle had a single front wheel, with power to the rear wheels delivered by belts from a single-cylinder 2hp air-cooled engine.

Sources: Wikipedia, The Autocar magazine of 1897, et al

Korn et Latil 1903

Kreutzberger Frères

Established 1900 at 4 rue de Robinson and in 1903 moved to 77 rue du Dessus des Berges in Paris

The company built motor tricycles, carts and light automobiles (voitures légères). Associated with the Omega marque of 1900. It dissolved in 1904

Bourdache p437

Manufactured lightweights in the 1950s powered by Briban, Martinet, Mistral, Poulain and Vap engines.
Source: Motos dans la Loire

French Resources

Rarer French Marques