French Motorcycles

Gautier-Wehrlé Motorcycles

Built steam-powered automobiles in 1894 and later motor bicycles, and tricycles with flat-twin petrol engines. Sometimes presented under the brand name Continentale d'Automobiles. The company name was originally Rossel, Gautier et Wehrlé, and changed to Société Centrale in 1896.

Their first petroleum bicycle appeared in 1898, and their engines were employed by Échard & Cie in 1903. They also built powered tricycles, automobiles and electric cars.

Sources: Wikipedia, Bourdache pp 48, 54, 69.

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