1948 Motobecane Motoconfort D45A, This four stroke lateral valve 125 single offers some unique features you wouldn't otherwise see from bikes of this age. This specific Motobécane was baptised the D45(A) being the first of the three models available. The (A) model offering riders a parallelogram front suspension opposed to the voluminous front forks and sliding rear suspension found on the (B) model and the later (S) luxury model which had added chrome. All models had the three-speed gearbox controlled by the right hand and a clutch lever that is found on the left-hand crankcase (Foot operated), although having a clutch lever where you would expect, this small lever was to promote young people and children to ride these small motorcycles!
The TWN (Triumph-Werke Nurnberg) Coronet has just arrived and is on display with the other 100 plus bikes in the collection at our Grassmere store.
This bike is a little different, not only is it a German made Triumph but it also has a split single engine! The 'Twingle' sends the intake fuel-air mixture up one bore to the combustion chamber, sweeping the exhaust gases down the other bore and out of the exposed exhaust port.
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1 ¾ HP
ca 220 cc
engine # 134
This Peugeot “ Motocyclette Légère” or “ Light Motorcycle” is quite unlike the usual veteran Peugeot single.
The double sprung front forks are not of the well-known Truffault principle and the little Peugeot-Zédel engine (64x68) is unusual in that it has a so-called “ démultiplicateur”, a reduction gear which reduces the engine revolutions to a quarter of the crankshaft speed.
The 1907 catalogue sums up the advantages of the system: lower belt speed and consequently less belt slip, so more efficiency of the engine.
A second important feature is that the radial force that the pulling belt normally exerts on the crankshaft is taken up much better by the reduction gear pulley, so again a reduction in friction.
The factory claims a running speed of about 35 km/h, at which speed the engine turns at a healthy 2000 rpm. Ignition is by battery and coil, weight about 40 kilograms.
Said to have been Oscar Hedstrom's inspiration when designing early Indian Motorcycles this is truly a unique and very rare bike.
On display at George Taylor's Stores Grassmere Junction.
Coming up on 10th April 2016 The George Taylor's Stores Ridgeline Classic Competition in Conjunction with Warrnambool Field and Game.
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