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Cilo Mopeds

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured by Cilo Fahrradwerke, Lausanne

The name is an acronym of Charles Jan Lausanne-Oron (with the J changed to I).

Established in Oron-la-Ville as a bicycle firm in 1914 it operated until 2002, and then under new owners selling Asian imports from 2006 to 2009. In 2015 the Cilo brand was bought by the Colag company.

Moped production began in the 1950s, and in the 60s the range included single and two-speed models with German engines and Ceriani suspension. 507 Hobby SL had 16" wheels, Cilo 2G Super and 2G Super GS had 23" wheels. There was also a 2G Super Spezial.

Sources: mop-ed.se, factory literature, Wikipedia FR.

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