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French Motorcycles

Brutus Motorcycle Engines

1900

23 rue Germain Pilon, Paris

L. Leclerc built motorcycle engines from 1hp to 8hp

Bourdache p110

December 1901 Paris Salon

§ 6. - Ordinary motorcycles.

To mechanically operate an ordinary bicycle, you can use a Brutus engine , which weighs 8 kg and gives a horse and a quarter or a horse and a half. It is fixed vertically in the frame, near the fork. Its movement is transmitted to the wheel by a belt with tensioner.

§ 6. - Bicyclettes ordinaires à moteur.

Pour actionner mécaniquement une bicyclette ordinaire, on peut avoir recours à un moteur Brutus, qui pèse 8 kg et donne un cheval et quart ou un cheval et demi. Il se fixe verticalement dans le cadre, près de la fourche. Son mouvement est transmis à la roue par une courroie avec tendeur.

Denis Blaizot in Gloubik Science


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