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Kœhler-Escoffier Motorcycles

Koehler-Escoffier History
Manufactured: France 1912-1957
177 rue Rambuteau
MÂCON (Saône-et-Loire)

Koehler-Escoffier was founded in 1912 by Marcel Escoffier (d 1914) and Julius Koehler, formerly at Magnat-Debon.

The Koehler-Escoffier "Mandoline" of 1914 - named for the shape of its engine - was a 500cc V-twin driving a two-speed gearbox from Enfield; the successful marriage bore fruit, winning the Argenteuil hillclimb and a gold medal in the Paris-Nice rally, making the marque one of the most famous in France. Production was suspended during the remainder of the war years.

Roger Guignet built 1000cc OHC V-twins and OHC 500 singles in the 1920s. The marque also used proprietory engines from MAG , AMC and Chaise. Monet-Goyon took over production after 1929, and after 1945 machines of both marques were virtually identical. Production ceased in 1957 when Monet-Goyon folded.

Models included
K35S 350cc, "Super Standard" - Chaise engine with overhead valves and twin exhaust - 1929 and 1931.
KMG10 1932 Villiers 98cc

Post-war models were mostly powered by Villiers 98cc & 250cc engines and were graced with J.A. Gregoire rear suspension.

See also Koehler-Escoffier Models

Notable riders: Georges Monneret and Jean Eddoura.

Sources: JLB Creations, et al.

On 20-Jun-21
aptdesign at hotmail.com
Koehler Escoffier
Hi I have a Koehler Escoffier, I was informed it is a 1940 model with a 125cc villiers engine with twin exhaust ports, frame number 4894. I would like to get more information about this bike & to know if all the information I have is correct regards Allan
Allan Paul Tolley
Bournemouth UK 06-Jul-21
Koehler Escoffier 1940
Further to my last message, I have found whilst working on the bike that it has a Gurtner RN16 carb & has a 50mm stroke leading me to believe it's a 98cc engine not a 125cc.
Allan Paul Tolley
bobmcglynn a t hunkamunch.co.uk
Koehler Escoffier 1953 fitted with a 6E 197cc Villiers engine
my inner primary has (had) two lugs one high and one low on the larger end (photo supplied) i broke the lower one recently and am trying to find a replacement casting. i have looked on line but not sure that the standard Villiers had the lugs so as mine was produced under license i wonder if this was an addition? i am looking to purchase a replacement, i am also looking for a wiring harness. Are you able to assist??
Bob McGlynn
Maidenhead Bershire

    There is a page on Villiers France but it does not mention the 6E engine. Your model will likely be a KS6V, so anything from the equivalent Monet-Goyon should fit. Here is a page on on the M&G S6VU
    Koehler-Escoffier-1953-Villiers-6E-BMc images posted to Comments

thewhites5 at ntlworld.com
Koehler Escoffier 1937
Please can you help me identify my Koehler Escoffier and I am trying to find the chassis number but do not know where to look to find it. The bike has a Koehler Escoffier metal badge fitted to the headstock and the bike is fitted with a 2 stroke Villiers engine, which I was told was 175cc. Not sure now because from the information I can find they were only fitted with 125 or 250 Villiers engines. Any help would be gratefully received. I have attached a picture.
Richard White

Wed Jul 12 2017
oldtimer.marschhofer at gmail.com<
Koehler Escoffier KPS 47 about 1927
Koehler Escoffier KPS 47 , 350 ccm , sv , 1 cylinder
missing covers: magneto, primary chain, crankshaft to gearbox , secondary chain to rear wheel
A-4814 Altmuenster
14th July
Ich habe um € 250,- Blech-Abdeckungen in Bordeaux , Frankreich gefunden . Gibt es auch Deckel aus Leichtmetall , Alu – Gehäuse ? Was ist original ? Ich danke herzlich für Ihre Hilfe . Ing. Karl Marschhofer , A-4814 Altmünster
I've found around € 250, - sheet metal covers in Bordeaux, France. Are there covers made of light metal, aluminum housing? What is original? Thank you very much for your help. Ing. Karl Marschhofer, A-4814 Altmünster

Fri Aug 15 2014
cr33217 at telenet.be

Koehler-Escoffier 1913 AZ - rare unknown model

Hello Sheldon,

I am Michael Reyntjens, from Belgium, Europe, maybe you still remember me from our mailings about the French Monet-Goyon/Koehler-Escoffier motorcycles and some Belgian motorcycles, years ago.
As I am always interested in the history of the brand Koehler-Escoffier, where you can read about on the site Monet Goyon.net,(http://www.monet-goyon.net/HistoriqueKE.html), a history I always like to complete.

So, may I ask you the origin of the pictures about the Koehler-Escoffier 1913 A-Z on your site. This model, never seen before, could (?) be one the prototypes of the first Koehler-Escoffier, made by Jules Escoffier, before the association Koehler-Escoffier officially presented their first model, the mandoline 500cc twin.

I would be very grateful, if you would help me with a any info : an address, e-mail, telephone, of the someone who provided you these photographs, so I can contact this person for further info about this model, info to be added to the history of Koehler-Escoffier, on the site Monet Goyon.net.

Thank you for help, Kind regards

Michael Reyntjens Belgium (Europe)

Sunday 18th August 2014

Thanks for your prompt reply.

http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/bboard/archive/index.php/t-8919.html [404]
Please have a look to the above link. On the forum there, you will find some exchanges of messages in the year 2003 , between Joe Koller of Wisconsin
(Jonnycola) and me (Miccccha) about this famous 1912 Koehler-Escoffier model.

Some short history about the machine:
From the beginning (1912), Jules Escoffier experimented with V-twin 500cc engines from Magnat-Debon, a small motorcycle factory in Dijon where he worked as a technician and test rider. Later he married the daughter of Joseph Magnat, one of the owners of the factory. Internal discussions about the management of the factory and the development of new models caused him to leave Magnat-Debon in 1911 and establish his own factory together with Marcel Koehler, an engineer and businessman, creator of the later 500cc V-twin engine of the first Koehler-Escoffier "Mandoline".

Certainly there never has been a Koehler-Escoffier 500cc single cylinder engine. From the beginning they started with a V-twin engine.

In the forum a member, Ken Lee thought it may be a German "Fafnir" engine as its seems to be alike, but personally I'm almost sure that it is a Swiss Motosacoche 500 cc monocylinder engine. I have to take a look in my documentation about the brand Motosacoche.

As soon I have more news about, you will hear from me.
Regards, Michael
PS : In attachment, the images I received from Joe Koller in 2005
(Edited May 2017)

Fri Jan 17 2014
longsmotoservice <at> yahoo.com<
 Koehler-Escoffier 98CC
Hello, A client of mine has a disassembled Koehler-Escofffier with a 98CC motor. I'm trying to find a source with assembly / parts info...Can you please help..? Thanks, Eric Chicago, US

Thu May 24 2012
bodgergrove<at>yahoodot com<
Koehler Info.
Koehler Escoffier
Looking for Year, Model and anything else before I begin restoration.
Wisconsin, USA

Fri Apr 01 2011
allan-em-2002<at>hotmaildot com<
Koehler-Escoffier with a MAG 350 sv motor
Motosachoche 7LS4S
I have a Koehler-Escoffier 350 model PS47 #N622 where can i get parts and does anyone know what year it may be?
Ontario Canada

Mon Feb 28 2011
1913 Koehler Koehler-Escoffier
Any idea what the value of this bike is?
Az, U.S.A.

Sun Jan 23 2011

koehler escoffier
ik heb een stoere Koehler voor op te maken later wie weet of hij te koop komt funny

Thu Nov 12 2009
frankkkoser at web.de
Infos ,
koehler escoffier ls4l?
suche jegliche art von Infos

Thu Oct 08 2009
mquica at dimm.upv.es

tipo de moto Koehler-Escoffier
necesito saber caracteristicas de esta moto

Wed Nov 14 2007
lucdejonge at pandora.be
koehler escoffier
ik bezit een koehler maar zonder papieren hoe geraak ik daar aan.heb wel de orginele nummers.
mvg LUC

Thu Oct 25 2007
lucdejonge at pandora.be
koehler escoffier
wie helpt mij met het vinden van model en bouwjaar van deze moto

Translation: Can someone please help identify the model and year of production of this motorcycle?

Sat Oct 27 2007
ik heb een koehler escoffier maar weet niet welk type of model.ik had contact met ? maar deze moest nummers hebben hier geef ik ze:
als iemand mij hier mee kan helpen en misschien weet wat de motor waard is of er veel van gemaakt zijn e.n.z. ik dank u bij voorbaat,

Translation: I have koehler escoffier but weet not which type or model.ik had contact with? but these had numbers have here give I them: q6v9 125 7449 if someone can help me and perhaps weet what the engine landlord or is much of is made there e.n.z. I thanks you in advance,

Tue Feb 13 2007
fglass.fcs at gmaildot com<
koelher escoffier 100cc
This is a koehler escoffier that i restaured that i would like to know the value since i want to sell it

See the page on Vintage Motorcycle Prices

Thu May 25 2006
RM2 at chello.be
Koehler-escoffier site
For info about Koehler-escoffier take a look at :

Fri Mar 17 2006
buick at zeelandnet.nl
koehler escoffier
i own a koehler escoffier
type starlett i only found the starlett from monet whats the difference

  • In that era many models were offered which were basically the same other than the badge and colour scheme.

Thu Nov 03 2005
koehleres at laposte.net
plankoehler escoffier
Bonjour, je possède une koehler escoffier fabriqué à Mâcon en Saone et Loire et je recherche des plans pour la remettre en etat, principalement la bobine d'allumage Morel type E1 ansi que le circuit électrique

Translation: Hello, I possess a koehler escoffier made in Mâcon en Saone and the Loire and I seek plans to give it in state, mainly the standard igniter coil Morel E1 ansi that the circuit electric. (Wiring diagram, probably)

Koehler Escoffier 98cc 1951 at Ebay UK
Villiers Engine (made under licence in France). Villiers engine is model- S2G-A
Hand Pull Start

February 11th 2005
125 CM3 Koehler Escoffier at Ebay.fr

December 29, 2002
I have an Koehler Escoffier I my garage, and I send you a picture for your information.
The motorbike is build in 1929 and carry an MAG motor - 350 cm³ The motor is from Switzerland and build by Motorsachose in Geneve. The bike stand unrestaurated and with all chrome and everything in originally condition. The bike is fit for fight and I sure will drive the most famous Danish Oldtimer next spring.
I know that the picture is to dark but I hope you can see some details.
Ole Fjerbæk -- Denmark -- ofjmf at image.dk

September 25, 2002
modèle koehler escoffier k.s.3. avec carte grise complète...
See French Motorcycle Forum

December 28, 2000
Hello, this is a picture of a Koehler Escoffier she is standing in our living room. I hope that you like this picture.
greetings Ruud Klootwijk from Holland -- annette.bar at wanadoo.nl

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