Motosacoche Model 413 Tourisme 1930 500cc 1 cyl ioe              sold


    Motosacoche Model 413 Tourisme 1930 500cc 1 cyl ioe

    Manufacturer: Motosacoche
    Model: 413 Tourisme
    Year: 1930
    Capacity: 500cc
    Engine type: 4-stroke / ioe
    Cylinders: 1
    Power: 16hp
    Weight: c.150kg

    Frame number: 17429
    Engine number: 1C9K10 604523



    Founded in Acacias, Geneva, in 1901, Motosacoche took its name from Henri and Armand Dufaux’s self-contained cycle-motor power unit, literally ‘une moto sa coche’ or ‘engine in a bag’. The 211cc motor was soon being manufactured in substantial numbers and the brothers set up a subsidiary firm to market it in the UK. This led to collaboration with Royal Enfield, who supplied the cycle parts necessary to market a complete machine and used a Motosacoche v-twin engine when they recommenced motorcycle manufacture in 1910. The Motosacoche and Royal Enfield ranges were effectively identical for the next few years, but after WWI the Swiss marque’s presence in the UK market would be limited to supplying its MAG proprietary engines to other manufacturers. 

    It´s equipped with a three speed Sturmey Archer gearbox, original Terry seat, foot and hand clutch, Bosch horn, swiss speedo  and a complete electric lighting system. This Motosacoche with it´s MAG engine runs well. It has been restored a numbers of years ago. 


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