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May 12

Posts: 79

zmike says:

Did the French ever make a motorbike?

Not a moped I mean a proper motorbike.

Quick true story (I hope I can get away with this)

Years ago...

The French just happened to capture a British Major. An officer brought the Major to the French general for interrogation.

The French general began ridiculing the Major for wearing "that stupid red tunic."

 The French general said, "Why to you wear that red uniform, it makes it easy for us to shoot you."

The British major replied, "If I do get wounded, the blood will not show, and my soldiers will not get scared."

The French general said, "That is a very good idea."

And that's why the French Officers took to wearing brown trousers.


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Apr 09

Posts: 1920

hawk750 says:


Well it got him out of the desert, did you read the link?

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Aug 02

Posts: 1274

foxman says:

Monet Goyon

was another one of the French bikes. I'm currently restoring one that was built in 1953 or thereabouts which is very similar to the one 1949 one here: monet goyon

I think it is going to be a long term project with lots of touring scrap yards/self fabricated parts:unsure:

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Apr 08

Posts: 9721

old(ish)git says:

so it seems...

Yes. the French built bikes, but mostly post WW2 . Like the Japanese,but less successfully.:sunglasses:

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Feb 08

Posts: 1952

French bikes

Hmm,there's always the 1914  Peugeot 500M twin, dohc racer :wink:


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