French Motorcycles

Today in Motorcycle History

French Motorcycle Personalities

Notable Competitors, Industrialists and Designers


Charles-Henri Brasier

Worked with the Mors Brothers, and with Georges Richard. His cars won the 1905 Gordon Bennett Trophy to tremendous aclaim.

Charles-Henri Brasier


Henri Cissac ( -1908)

Mentioned in the motorcycle press several times in the years 1904-1908.

1908 Died in an accident at the French Grand Prix.


Henri Fournier

Not to be confused with Marcel Fournier


Louis Lepoix

Worked with many German companies. Some 3000 projects were completed during his 50 years of activity, among them fine automobiles like the 1952 Bugatti Cabriolet.


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