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Motosachoche 506 Sport 1935 500cc 1 cyl ohv

€ 16.950

Motosachoche 506 Sport 1935 500cc 1 cyl ohv

Manufacturer: Motosacoche

Model: 506 Sport

Year: 1935
Displacement: 500 cc
Cylinder: 1 MAG
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
Bore / Stroke: 82 x 94 mm

Frame number: 272
Engine number: 650931

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.

The engine runs and the bike is in overall good condition. The carburetor has been replaced from one of the 1950´s. The oil pump needs an overhaul. It has complete paperwork from Austria.