Mopeds, Cyclemotors, BMA, Autocycles, Bicycle Attachments...
The USA doesn't have much history of similar early machines so 'motorised bicycle' has become a generic term to describe everything. I sold this 119cc Evans Powercycle a few years ago. It was one of the few US contributions to the genre, made by the 'Cyclemotor Corporation'.
~ Colin Kirsch, via Motorcycles 1867-1930 FB Group.
Mopeds in France
Towards the end of the 1970s mopeds had achieved great popularity. Motobecane and Peugeot were the largest manufacturers and they benefitted greatly when the French government banned sales of geared mopeds with the issue of decree N°80-14 of January 1980. Many smaller marques vanished within a year or two unless they could produce models with automatic transmission.
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