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French Motorcycles

Alma Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured:
99ter rue Gabriel Péri
Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme)

Mopeds and lightweights of up to 149cc made in France from 1949 to 1959.

The Mauriange plants in Clermont-Ferrand produced motorcycles, scooters and mopeds from 49 to 149 cc, with their own engines or with Ydral and Le Poulain.

The company introduced a 125cc scooter, model ST, at the 1952 Salon and modified version the following year. Neither achieved market penetration.

Models include:

    1948 Type YT125, B/S 54/54mm 123cc 4-speed, tyres 25/2.75 72kg

    1949 Type YS125, B/S 54/54mm 123cc 4-speed, tyres 25/2.75 76kg

    1950 Type MC2, B/S 62/58mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres: F 25/2.75 R 25/3.00 82kg

    1951 Type YS, B/S 54/54mm 123cc 4-speed, tyres 25/2.75 76kg

    1951 Type MC2, B/S 62/58mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 25/3.00 82kg

    1951 B.M.A. 48cc

    1951 Type YS, B/S 54/54mm 123cc 4-speed, tyres 25.2.75 76kg

    1952 Type YS, B/S 54/54mm 123cc 4-speed, tyres 25.2.75 76kg

    1952 Type MC2, B/S 62/58mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 25/3.00 82kg

    1952 Type C.200-TRI, B/S 54/54mm 123cc 4-speed, tyres 25/2.75 102kg

    1952 Type C.300-TRI, B/S 62/58mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 25/3.00 112kg

    1953 Type TO, B/S 54/54mm 123cc 3-speed, tyres 25/2.75 72kg

    1953 Type SA, B/S 54/54mm 125cc 3-speed, tyres 25/2.75 72kg

    1953 Type YP, B/S 54/54mm 125cc 3-speed, tyres: 25/2.75 72kg

    1953 Type YS, B/S 54/54mm 123cc 4-speed, tyres 25/2.75 77kg

    1953 Type MCO, B/S 62/58mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 25/2.75 90kg

    1953 Type MC2, B/S 62/58mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 25/2.75 90kg

    1953 Type C.200-TRI, B/S 54/54mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 3.50/8 102kg

    1953 Type C.300-TRI, B/S 62/58mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 3.50/8 112kg

    1954 Type TO, B/S 54/54mm 125cc 3-speed, tyres: 25/2.75 72kg

    1954 Type SA, B/S 54/54mm 125cc 3-speed, tyres: 25/2.75 72kg

    1954 Type YP, B/S 54/54mm 125cc 3-speed, tyres 25/2.75 72kg

    1954 Type YS, B/S 54/54mm 123cc 4-speed, tyres 25/2.75 77kg

    1954 Type MC0, B/S 62/58mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 25/2.75 90kg

    1954 Type MC2, B/S 62/58mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 25/2.75 90kg

    1954 Type C.200-TRI, B/S 54/54mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 3.50/8 102kg

    1954 Type C300-TRI, B/S 62/58mm 175cc 4-speed, tyres 3.50/8 112kg

    1955 Type YS, B/S 54/54mm 123cc 4-speed, tyres 3.00x19 72kg

    1955 Type MC2, B/S 62/57.8mm 174.5cc 4-speed, tyres 3.00x19 90kg

Sources: Henshaw, cyclememory.org, club-ydral.net, Amis Terriens

Notes: Alma Portugal is unrelated to the French company.



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