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French Motorcycles

AGF Motorcycles & Scooters

A Brief History of the Marque

Ets Faizant fils et Cie
4 Rue Hoche, Colombes (Seine)

A.G.F. are the initials of Andre and and his father George Faizant.

Based in Colombes they produced their first scooter with a 98cc Jonghi 3-speed engine in 1947 which was displayed at that year's Foire de Paris, and later the same year the Paris Salon presented a version powered by a 125cc Ydral engine

1950 saw the introduction of scooters with engines 100cc and 125cc Aubier-Dunne engines.

Many machines were fitted with Ydral engines of 125 and 175 cm3 and had 17in wheels along with fully enclosed chains and cantilever rear suspension. Colour was usually bright red.

Mopeds were built from 1951 until 1957 using engines from Cucciolo, Le Poulain and SER.

Machines built from 1952 to 1954 were branded Faizant prior to the merger with Guiller. There was also a relationship with Lucer of Hazebrouk.

Racing success at the Bol d'Or of 1954 was repeated in 1955

Sources: Club Ydral, ottw.es, Amis Terriens



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