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Otus Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Established in 1970 by Jean-Paul Maturaux in Marseilles, early models were of the cyclo-sports style, with 50cc Minarelli-powered trials and enduro models following in 1973-74. 125cc models were also introduced, again in trials and enduro versions. It appears these were then rebadged as MAV machines*. There was also a 500cc fourstroke, the engine possibly of Japanese origin - 320cc and 420cc engines are mentioned on a restoration site.

50cc models of the early 70s were powered by Minarelli and included P6, P6S, P6 Kit, and GTS, and were available in six different colours.

125cc Enduro: Minarelli engine 125cc 5 speed, Ceriani forks and rear suspension, Grimeca hubs and brakes, Radaelli wheel rims and Lafranconi exhaust.

Another 125cc machine of 1977 had a Hiro engine, and yet another had a 125cc Honda four-stroke and Del'Orto carburettor.

Other models include: AO Luxe Super Sport 1971, Cross 50, 125cc Cross and Enduro, Trial 50, Cross 500 MTT 4T.

The firm ceased production in the early 1980s

Notes: Quite possibly some Otus machines were actually M.A.V., not vice versa.

Tue Jun 19 2007
chichi.wat at
otus 1971 p6 super sport
otus p6
otus 1971 p6 super sport complet 100% très rare introuvable merci cordialement
hello l amy, the cyclo one of otus is manufacture in Marseilles of France

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