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Orion Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Thought to have been built in the early 1950s in Saint Etienne


Thu May 11 2017
steven.orchard at
seeking manufacturer and model info
Orion twin
bought the bike, can't find any info on make or model

The bike certainly appears to be French, and has a French ID plate stating that it's an Orion (not Orione). Unfortunately the images are of very low resolution and little can be garnered from them other than that the "twin" engine appears to be a twin-port Villiers.

If you can supply higher resolution images of the machine, I will be able to do much more. I also need a much sharper image of the ID plate. Engine and frame numbers would be especially helpful. Admin.

Other marques with the Orion name: Disambiguation

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