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Historical Notes: Lavalette

Ets Lavalette
32 Avenue Michelet
St Ouen (Seine)
Tel Mon 99-60

Manufactured from 1952 to 1960, Lavalette engines were fitted many mopeds and scooters, including:

The Hirondelle Type 13 of 1964-66 is apparently identical to the Jeunet de Dole of the period.

Lavalette Engine Models include:

  • AML 50
  • AML 50/1
  • AML 50/2
  • AML 60
  • BML 49 3-speed 1952
  • BML 65 3-speed 65cc 1952
  • BML 705
  • GML 50 49.7cc 1959-60
  • GML 60 60cc 1959-60
  • SBL 708 70cc 1956-57
  • IML 50 49.7cc 1958
  • IML 60 1958

Lavalette Morini Engines include:

  • MSL
  • ML
  • FL

Sources: Cycle Memory, et al.

mickbarron at
Hi im looking for engine parts, piston rings etc
Cork, Ireland

Tue, 01 Aug 2017
davegsims at
motul aml 50 g2

hi have an lavalette engine only ,serial number 551955,any information on year of manufacture and fitment please
David Sims
Chesterfield United Kingdom

Fri Jul 14 2017
lufswing_69 at
vender aml 50/1
hola me llamo miguel, y tengo una aml 50/1 lavalette en proceso de restauración, la cual se encuentra funcionando y lista para usarse! considero que esta original en un 85% dado que se le han hecho algunas mejoras, como ponerle freno a disco en la rueda delantera, y reemplazar los bujes del motor por rodamientos del tipo ruleman, cambiar el bobinado a platino por uno electrónico lo que le otorga al motor un mejor funcionamiento y alarga su vida util! se vende a 4.000,00 USD única en el país en este estado!
moron, buenos aires, argentina

Sell ??aml 50/1
Hello my name is Miguel, and I have an aml 50/1 lavalette in the process of restoration, which is working and ready to use! I consider this original at 85% given that some improvements have been made, such as braking the disc in the front wheel, and replacing the motor bushings with bearings of the ruleman type, changing the winding to platinum by an electronic one that Gives the engine a better performance and extends its useful life! Is sold at USD 4,000.00 in the country in this state!

Questions: What brand is the moped? Please confirm that you are asking US$4000.00 for the machine. Ed. (No response from lufswing_69, August 2017)

Sat Apr 02 2016
jtibbins at
Levalette motorcycle
Algarve Portugal

Posted elsewhere:

We have a Lavalette French Racer, Spirit of St Ettie. We believe it is 1945. Frame type RL 894. Engine no. 705E PK13 880.
We would like more information please about the motorcycle and its value. Many thanks Jayne Tibbins.

The bike is a Racer, possibly an RL. Listed here: Racer

Tue Jan 06 2015
bramble113 at
Lavalette AML
Hi I am looking for a set ofr points (Rupteur) for 50cc Lavalette aml engine.
Cambridge UK

Thu Mar 26 2009
granite0077 at aoldot com
Engine parts...piston/rings/pin
Lavalette AML 50
looking for engine parts for this French engine....
USA, Indiana

Wed Oct 11 2006
historiasdehya at
any infotmation
We are searching about a two stroke engine to be fitted in a bicycle
Now all what I can tell you is about a little two stoke engine, without clutch nor gear box, perhaps becoming from France, to be fitted in a bycicle, named LAVALETTE.

Some Gitan mopeds may have used Lavalette engines.

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