Cazenave Motorcycles

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Cazenave Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque
Cazenave, "The French brand of international quality".

Manufactured: 1920s to 1960 [1]

Ets Cazenave, Belin (Gironde)

Cazenave built small motorcycles in the 1920s. "The first (motorcycle) of Ets Cazenave is identical in all respects to the Motobecane Sicam" and is named a Cazenavette. [2]

Cyclemotors and motorcycles were produced in Belin, Gironde from 1950 to 1958.

1950s models were powered by Ultima, Ydral and Villiers engines. In 1964 the firm acquired the VAP and Paloma marques. Paloma lightweights were built by Cazenave until 1972. The Paloma 301, 410 and 510 models of the 1970s were built in Italy.

The Super Peggy moped, c.1971, was fitted with a Laura engine from the Netherlands.

There are many examples extant, including one at the former musee de Montjean sur Loire

Cazenave Scooters

Introduced at the Paris Salon of 1954, the Belina came in three variants with 2-speed 100cc VAP and 100/110cc Mistral engines. It bore a distinct resemblance to the Monet Goyon Starlett. In 1955 the Super-Belina appeared with a 125cc Ydral 4-speed engine. Their last scooter was the Alpina, presented at the 1960 Salon.

The company was very progressive and provided considerable benefits to its employees, according to reports. The main products were bicycles.

Cazenave Models

  • Model n° 35 49cc
  • Model n° 38 49cc, Cazenave engine
  • Model n° 48 49cc, Cazenave engine, c.1954
  • Model n° 49 49cc c1954
  • Model Velovap 48cc ABG VAP, c.1962
  • Model n° 310 48cc
  • Model n° 320
  • Model n° 321
  • Model n° 410
  • Model n° 410 (v2)48cc
  • Model n° 411
  • Model n° 415
  • Model n° 420
  • Model n° 421
  • Model n° 421 (v2)
  • Model n° 421 c
  • Model n° 422 (v2)
  • Model n° 422
  • Model n° 424
  • Model n° 425 Vap 55
  • Model n° 426
  • Model n° 431 Vap 57 48cc
  • Model n° 541 Vap
  • Model n° 542 48cc Vap c1954
  • Model n° 543
  • Model n° 545
  • Model n° 546
  • Model n° 48-50
  • Model n° 48-60
  • Model n° 48-76
  • Model n° 57-33
  • Model n° 60-33
  • Peggy SP
  • Super Peggy SP 1971. Laura 48cc Engine
  • Model n° 222
  • Model n° 225
  • Model n° 230
  • Model n° 245 Allegro
  • Model n° 246
  • Model n° 250
  • Model n° 275
  • Model n° 275 V
  • Model n° 276
  • Model n° 276 V
  • Model n° 600 100cc 2 speed
  • Model n° 605 Bélina
  • Model n° 610 Bélina
  • Super Bélina
  • Model n° 710
  • Model n° 712 Luxe 125cc 2T 3 speed
  • Model n° 715 Super-Luxe 125cc 2T 3 speed
  • Model n° 720
  • Model n° 730
  • Model n° 732 Luxe AMC 125cc 4T 4 speed
  • Model n° 735 Super-Luxe AMC 125cc 4T 4 speed
  • Model n° 740 Luxe 200cc 2T 3 speed, plunger rear suspension.
  • Model n° 745 Super-Luxe 200cc 2T 3 speed
  • Model n° 755 Sport 200cc 2T 4 speed
  • Model n° 810
  • Model n° 811
  • Model n° 850
  • 1964 Cazenave-VAP 5-speed Sachs 50cc
  • Notes
    1. Sources give different dates, some saying the last models were built in 1958, others 1960. There is a road test of a 1961 Cazenave 411 moped in the UK motorcycling press. The confusion is possibly associated with the death of the founder in 1958.

    Sources: Motos Ultima,,, Amis Terriens,, Moped Archive

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    Do you by chance know where I would find the frame number on a 421 frame?
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    Bill Try this page: Engine Numbers and Frame Numbers
    iljavdh at
    cazenave, super peggy
    hi, i need a carburator for an cazenave super peggy. could you tell me which brand and model i need.
    • The Super Peggy moped is believed to have been fitted with a Laura engine. Is that correct for your machine?

    rogermcduffy33 at
    cazenave 672
    i've just bought one to restore and am having trouble finding a fuel tank for it. I can't seem to register on your wonderful site to post on forums but would love it if you could ask for help on my behalf
    roger duffy
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    Wed Jun 22 2016
    toal_sean at<
    Cazenave moped moped 54

    great site. Do you know where I can enquire about Cazenave restoration or spares. In particular I need a rear mudguard.

    Tue Jul 26 2011
    Any parts information
    cazenave 1957 1958
    Any help in restoring?

    Fri Feb 23 2007
    ken.rimell at [bounced]
    Informaation Casenave
    Where can I find details of a Casenave Moped
    history and information
    Looking for info/history on the Casenave Mopeds made in Paris.

    Tres rare velomoteur cazenave modele 1957, 1958. Dans son jus d'origine, mais a ete entierement demonte et nettoye, peinture d'origine. Moteur vap 48cc, allumage ok, 2 pneus neufs (60€). Fonctionne tres bien, moteur,frein..

    Translation: Very rare velomotor cazenave model 1957, 1958. In its juice of origin, but ete entirely has demonte and nettoye, painting of origin. Engine new vap 48cc, lighting ok, 2 tires (60?). Function very well, engine, brake.

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