CP Roleo Motorcycles

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CP Roleo Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: Ets. Rollet, rue de la Folie Méricourt, Paris (1925 - 1932)

The firm was established in 1897 by L Rollet, whose son began motorcycle manufacture in the mid 1920s. (1)

Tubular and monocoche style pressed-metal frames were used in conjunction with engines of 247cc to 498cc from Harrissard, Béchir & Collin, Staub-JAP, Pauvert, Voisin, LMP, LPL and possibly Chaise.

The JAP engines were French-built under licence.

After 1930, when Rollet left the firm, the marque's name was abbreviated to simply C.P.


  • 1928 Type A1 175cc Touriste
    1928 Type B1 250cc
    1928 Type C2 350cc
    1928 Type Super-Sport 500cc
    1929 M3 350cc Staube. The engine was a modified JAP, referred to as a Staube-JAP, and it had a 3-speed gearbox with tank-mounted selector, France magneto and Marchal lighting.
    1929 D4 Touriste 500cc SV
    1929 D5 Sport 500cc OHV LMP
    1930 Type B1 250cc LPL 2T
    1930 Type B4 S.L. 250cc SV
    1930 Type B4 Standard 250cc LMP OHV
    1930 Type B5 Sport 250cc LMP twin-port (a culbuteurs, double échappement)
    1930 Type C2 350cc Pauvert two-stroke
    1930 Type C4 S.L. Touriste 350cc Sidevalve
    1930 Type C4 350cc LMP OHV
    1930 Type C5 350cc Sport LMP OHV twin-port
    1930 Type C6 350cc 350cc Staub-JAP bloc moteur
    1930 Type D4 500cc Sidevalve
    1930 Type D5 500cc LMP OHV twin-port

    An LMP-engined machine is in the Collection de Maurice Chapleur

Competitions: 1st place 350cc Bol d'Or 1928

See also CP Roleo History

1. Although some sources give 1927 as first year of manufacture, 1925 is most likely correct.

Sources: zhumoriste, moto-collection.org, et al.

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