French Motorcycles

Manufrance Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufrance, St Etienne

Established in 1885, Manufrance was France's first mail order company, with an annual catalogue known as la Manu which offered a wide range of products, the most famous being firearms, bicycles and sewing machines. After the second war the company introduced cyclemotors and mopeds, with some success.

Engines included 332cc SV engine, fitted to the 1914 Hirondelle

They are associated with the Rupta marque.


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