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Elvish Motorcycles

Manufactured by Elvish-Fontan in Bordeaux. Another address is 64 rue de Livron, Pau, where they built bicycles.

Established in 1883 in England as a cycle company, production moved to France after WWI with famed cyclist Victor Fontan in partnership with M. Grosnier.

In 1929 they built a SV 250cc JAP powered motorcycle of quite modern appearance with saddle tank, drum front brake and girder forks. A moped powered by a Cucciolo engine supplied under licence by Rocher was presented at the 1951 Salon.

Source: Amis Terriens, Chez Alice,

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