French Motorcycles

CMR Motorcycles


Centre de Montage et de Recuperation (C.M.R.), Neuilly-sur-Seine

Built motorcycle sidecar combinations and solos after the war from BMW parts in a German warehouse in Paris, using mostly BMW R 12 and R 71 engines.

During the war components were sourced from some twenty French companies, with BMW co-ordinating efforts from their offices on the Champs-Élysées.

In May of 1945 most of the Germans had fled and a number of French technicians took over production, with the the newly formed company moving to Neuilly-sur-Seine.

See also CEMEC

Sources: Tragatsch p105,

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