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French Motorcycles

Voisin Engines

Company established by Gabriel Voisin which built aircraft, motorcycle engines and automobiles.

Supplied engines to Austral (1929), DFR, Dresch, Motor-Fly (1920), CP-Roleo, Origan and others.

One of his more unusual machines was the 1949 C30 Biscooter, which has the appearance of the lovechild of a 2CV and a Mini-Moke. In 1953 a Spanish firm developed this as the Biscuter which did very well and was nicknamed the Zapatilla.

The Sulky.
Paris Salon, 1919

One of the many curiosities in cycle cars at the Show is the Sulky, made by the well-known aeroplane firm of Voisin. Its motive power is a two-cylinder engine fixed to the side of the frame, with the cylinders placed tandem fashion, and equipped with overhead valve gear. Thence the drive is by propeller-shaft to a small friction wheel, which engages with the inside of the near side wheel disc, the only wheel that is driven.

The Motor Cycle, October 1919

Sources: automobiles-voisin.fr, The Motor Cycle


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