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We are currently embarking upon a comprehensive redevelopment of the National Motor Museum which means at certain times the vehicles on display may be changing on a daily basis. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Motosacoche 2.5hp

On Display

Armand and Henry Dufaux commenced manufacture of Motosacoche engines in 1899. Clipped within a bicycle frame, the 'motor in a case' became extremely popular and was made under licence in several countries.

In 1912, a complete lightweight motorcycle 'for gentlefolk' was produced. Fitted with engine shields not present on this 1913 example, company advertising boasted 'no oily dirt, no noise, no gymnastics'. This exhibit is a regular competitor in the Epsom Downs to Brighton Pioneer Run.

Year1913
CountrySwiss
Capacity290cc
Cylinders1
Maximum speed30mph/48.28kph
Price new£38
ManufacturerMotosacoche SA

 

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