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Le Poulain Bicycle Engines

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: Ets Le Poulain
78 rue Danton
Levallois (Seine)

Production of these tiny French 'moteurs auxiliaires' began in 1949 with the Model A. This was mounted above the bicycle front wheel in the same manner as Velosolex and others.

These engines were followed in 1950 by the Monobloc Standard and Monobloc Luxe, the latter giving excellent performance for a motorised bicycle of almost 35 km/h. In 1950 centrally mounted BMA-style 'Constructeur' engines were added to the range. These had the pedal crank integral with the engine and were in many ways superior.

Le Poulain Engine Models include:

    Type A
    Type B
    Type Luxe
    Type Constructeur (49cc)
    Type Constructeur (85cc)
    Junior
    Myster
    Comet

Sources: Cycle Memory, JLB Creations.fr



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