Hurtu Motorcycles

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Hurtu Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque
Founded by MM. Hurtu, Hautin and Diligeon in 1864 with a factory in Albert (Somme), they built motorcycles in the early 1900s. They also manufactured engines, tricycles and sewing machines. Their cycle and automobile posters from this period are quite impressive.

In 1946 a new company was formed, Compagnie Nouvelle des Cycles Hurtu, based at 104 rue Castagnary, Paris (15°). It is unclear whether this company was related to the earlier one. In 1953 the firm became part of Automoto.

1952 models were identical to those of Talbot and Radior.

Models include:

1949 CM 48, 48cc VAP 4 two-stroke engine
1950 CM 50 48cc Vap 4
1953 VM 53 Nervor 125cc
1954 DTT 175cc AMC 3-speed four-stroke
1954 DM 100 98cc Villiers two-stroke
1954 DS 125 125cc Aubier-Dunne two-stroke
1954 DST 126 125cc Aubier-Dunne two-stroke
1954 DT 175 175cc Aubier-Dunne two-stroke
1955 DT 175cc Aubier-Dunne two-stroke (identical to the Automoto ADST)
1955 Motobloc 44cc Models MS54, ML54, MGL54
1956 Model HO Villiers 100cc two-speed
1959 Model H Himo 48cc
1959 Model H Vap 57 48cc

Sources: Motos dans la Loire,

On the stand of the Hurtu Company of Paris, is a motor-bicycle with the engine of 1¾ h.p. placed in an upright position in front of the bracket. The motor is fed through a spray carburettor of the F.N. type and a laminated V-shaped belt conveys the power. The inlet valve is in a dome, held in position by a stirrup piece. A compression release tap is provided, and a lever for opening it is carried to the top of the tank. The tank is large, but the coil looks curiously small. Brake power consists of a New Departure back-pedalling hub and a spoon brake on the front tyre.

Paris Salon 1902 in Motor Cycling, December 17th, 1902.

This is quite possibly the only fully restored to original condition 1950 CM 50 Hurtu. I'm interested in selling it to any willing buyer. John Flynn Los Angeles California emailgtgraphics2 at gmail dot com

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