Dollar is an historic French motorcycle made by Ets. Delachanel in Joinville-le-Pont from 1925 to 1939. A French maker with an extensive model range from 98 cc two stroke to 750 cc overhead valve four cylinder engines. Also made one and two cylinder models, with a sheet metal frame and Cardan shaft final drive. Dollar made its own engines, but also used Chaise overhead valve engines. See for more information about Dollar
Motobécane was a French manufacturer of bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, and other small vehicles, established in 1923. "Motobécane" is a compound of "moto", slang for motorcycle; "bécane" is slang for "bike. " In 1981, Motobécane filed for bankruptcy and was purchased by Yamaha and reformed in 1984 as MBK; the French company continues to make motorscooters. It has no relation to Motobecane USA, which imports bicycles from Taiwan manufactured to their specification by Kinesis Industry Co. Ltd.
Gnome et Rhône was a major French aircraft engine manufacturer. Between 1914 and 1918 they produced 25,000 of their 9-cylinder Delta and Le Rhône 110 hp (81 kW) rotary designs, while another 75,000 were produced by various licensees, powering the majority of aircraft in the first half of the war on both sides of the conflict.
MBK is a French Scooter manufacturer, based in Rouvroy, France. The company was first established in 1923 under the name Motobecane and for many years was France's largest manufacturer of motorcycles. Early models included an in-line four-cylinder side-valve 500cc engine, with unit gearbox and shaft drive.
VéloSoleX is a moped or motorised bicycle that was originally produced by the French manufacturer Solex, based in Paris, France. Founded at the turn of the last century, the company manufactured centrifugal radiators, carburetors, and micrometers, before branching into assist motors and bicycles. Owned successively by Dassault, Renault, Motobécane/ MBK, VéloSoleX sold more than 7 million VéloSoleX worldwide before ceasing production in France in 1988.
Voxan is a French motorcycle manufacturer established in Issoire, France, in 1995. Originally initiated by Jacques Gardette, the project involved different partners, including Alain Chevallier, who designed the chassis part, and société Sodemo, established in Magny-Cours, France, who designed the engine. The first prototype was delivered in 1997. The first 50 Roadster models were delivered in 1999 to dealerships.
Sherco is a French and Spanish motorcycle manufacturer, specialising in off-road motorbikes. Sherco are best known for their extremely popular trials bikes, although they also make enduro and supermoto bikes. The company was founded in 1998, and currently has two production facilities. A factory in Caldes de Montbui, Spain, some 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Barcelona is where the company's trials bikes are manufactured.
Scorpa is a manufacturer of trials motorcycles based near Alès, France. It was founded in 1993 by Marc Teissier and Joël Domergue. The first model produced by the company was the WORKS 294 in 1994, powered by a single-cylinder, two-stroke Rotax engine. In 1998, Scorpa signed an agreement with Yamaha Motor Company to use its engines in subsequent models. The final range included trials bikes ranging from 125 cc to 249 cc, in both two- and four-stroke variants.
Ratier-Figeac ia an aircraft components manufacturer in Montrouge, France. From 1926 until 1930 it also built a car with a 746 cc overhead camshaft engine. From 1959 until 1962 Ratier made motorcycles, having taken over the motorcycle business of the Centre d'Études de Moteurs à Explosion et à Combustion. The engines were flat-twins derived from Second World War BMW designs.
The Centre de montage et de récupération was a company founded after the Second World War, at Neuilly-sur-Seine, in 1945 to continue the construction of BMW motorcycles taken from the German occupying forces. For this reason, the logo is a modified version of the BMW logo, showing the colours of the French flag. The company constructed models made up of various German components, creating a hybrid of the R71 and R75 models, under the name R73.
Midual was a proposed motorcycle that debuted in October 1999 at the World Show of Two-Wheeled Vehicles in Paris. It was created by the brothers Olivier and François Midy and was to be built in Angers, France. The motorcycle was a roadster featuring a flat-twin liquid-cooled engine of 875cc mounted in line with the frame in the fashion of Douglas. The engine was inclined downwards 25° to make room for the transmission under the rear cylinder and the radiator above the front cylinder.