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Motosacoche 2.5hp

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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.

Maximum speed30mph/48.28kph
Price new£38
ManufacturerMotosacoche SA


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