French Motorcycles

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Excelsior Motorcycles (FR)

Manufactured initially by T. Maret who built bicycles as early as 1885 and later built tricycles and "motocyclettes", the firm was taken over by Francis Arnaud of Isère, near Lyon.

In 1907 they presented an Excelsior-Bruneau, built under licence to Rochet-Bruneau. It was all but identical to those of Rochet, Georges Richard, Roland, Regina and others.


N.B. Several firms used the name "Excelsior". See Disambiguation

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