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A.G. Ajasson de Grandsagne

2, Rue Villaret de Joyeuse, Paris.

The marque was presented at the Paris Salon of 1914 but may well have been extant beforehand.

After the war, it was associated with Moto Bijou.

It is discussed in Dictionnaire illustré des 600 marques motocyclistes de Paris et de la Seine by Bernard Salvat


Ajasson de Grandsagne - AG Sidecars

A corner of the A.G. stand showing in the background an elaborate sedan chair - the most extravagant example of sidecar body building ever exhibited. In front of it are two of the beautifully finished touring models.

A.G. Ajasson de Grandsagne 1921

We have thought for a long time that the old forecarriage was dead, buried, and well-nigh forgotten; but Ajasson de Grandsagne has attempted its revival. He argues that the forecar is more safe and more rigid than the sidecar, it only pays the motor cycle tax in France, and has never been tried on a three-speed-cum-clutch motor cycle of modern construction. He does not seriously intend it for passenger-carrying, but rather for transforming a motor bicycle into a tricycle for winter use and for the transport of light goods in a suitable box carrier. Two examples are shown - one fitted to a Powerplus Indian, in which case the longitudinal members terminate at a point below the saddle, thus avoiding interference with the rear springing; while the other is fitted to a 4¼ h.p. B.S.A. The design has been modernised, in so far as the fitting of sprung front axles, coil springs being used.

Paris Salon 1921

Sources: The Motor Cycle, Zhumoriste, Bernard Salvat

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