French Motorcycles

Paloma Mopeds & Scooters

A Brief History of the Marque

Etablissements Michel Humblot
40 Bd Félix-Faure
Chatillon-sous-Bagneux (Seine) ¹

From the early 1950s until 1969 Paloma built stylish machines with engines of 49cc to 123cc using two-stroke engines by Lavalette and Rene Gillet. In 1960 they offered Vesuvio, Strada, and Super-Flash models equipped with Franco Morini engines.

Other models:

Spécial Johnny Hallyday
410S 1972-73
510 1972-73
P.500 SS c1955 49cc Lavalette two-stroke

The marque was briefly revived by Cazenave in 1972.

There is quite a good history of Paloma, including information on the 1972 revival attempt, at the National Autocycle and Cyclemotor Club


1. Elsewhere it is described as "the Saint-Ouen company", which is on the other side of Paris.

Sources: Cyclememory.org et al.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
darcy at richgill.plus.com
Paloma Ser No 169520 49cc

Are you able to tell me the year of manufacture of a:- Paloma Moped 49cc S/N 169520' Reg 164 AUU Lavalette Engine AML 50/2 S/N 513449. Earliest tax disc I have is 1960
Richasrd D'Arcy
Wincanton Somerset United Kingdom

    Sorry, have very little Paloma serial number information. Hopefully one of our readers has.

Mon Mar 19 2012
bandeak<at>gmail dot com

paloma pal
Where can I buy one had on e in the'60s

Sat Dec 31 2011

paloma dasl
hi,do you no of any parts avalible? cheers

Thu May 13 2010
sandra.garry<at>gmail dot com
Looking for piston rings
Paloma Moped 49cc AML "50"/2 FR
Hello there,
I would be most grateful for your help with my enquiry. I live in Ireland and would appreciate any advice you can give me in relation to the availablity of parts for the Paloma AML "50"/2 FR. Please see attachment for diagram and details of request.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Frank Garry
Navan, Co Meath, Ireland

Wed Dec 30 2009
derbifenix at hotmail dot com
paloma p500
hola que tal.hace 2 años me compre un ciclomotor..he descubierto que es una paloma p500 alguien me puede dar informacion de este ciclomotor no tiene amortiguadores...vivo en españa islas canarias (tenerife) gracias...

Paloma-P500-Lavalette.jpg posted 1001

Fri Apr 11 2008
robert.warry at ntlworld dot com
Paloma Lavalette "depose"
Can anyone tell me where I can get spares for this bike !!!
Portsmouth England

Fri Mar 14 2008
B5B6B7B8 at hotmail dot com
paloma moped
I am trying to for a Paloma moped. I don't know the model it just says Paloma. The motor has GYROMAT MORINI F. on it though. Any iformation would be awsome.
Sam Russo

Wed Jun 21 2006
vince.sharkey at burton-college.ac.uk
Spare parts
Paloma 49cc cycle 1950s
Can anyone find parts for this model?
Burton on trent, UK

Wed Sep 28 2005
coles42sj at aol dot com
paloma moped 1965
i am looking for spare parts ( piston rings ) and others

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