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Motosacoche Sport Type 414 1929 500cc 1 cyl ohv


Motosacoche Sport Type 414 1929 500cc 1 cyl ohv

Manufacturer: Motosacoche

Model: 414 Sport

Year: 1929
Displacement: 500 cc
Cylinder: 1 MAG
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
Bore / Stroke: 82 x 94 mm

Frame number: 19626
Engine number: 1C9H13 4052

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, Bosch horn, speedo and a complete Bosch electric lighting system. This Motosacoche with its powerful 500cc ohv MAG engine runs well. It has been restored recently.