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New Map OHV5 1930 500cc MAG 1 cyl ohv


New Map OHV5 1930 500cc MAG 1 cyl ohv

Manufacturer: New Map

Model: OHV5

Year: 1930
Displacement: 500 cc
Cylinder: 1 MAG
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
Bore / Stroke: 82 x 94 mm
Power: 22hp

Engine number: 511106

The French New-Map built a wide variety of proprietary engine motorcycles from the 1920s into the 1960s.The origins go back to the late 1890s when Joseph Martin set up a bicycle manufacturing and sub-contracting firm in Lyon, his son Paul was responsible for the creation of New-Map in 1926. Although the name would suggest otherwise, New Maps were French motorcycles. The factory was active in motorcycle production from 1925 till the late 1950s and concentrated on assembling motorcycles with various types of engines. To name a few: Zurcher, JAP, Chaise, Blackburne, MAG, Ydral, AMC, Aubier et Dunne and Sachs. The firm was founded in Lyon in 1898 by Joseph Martin as a cycle firm. During the Great War the firm made wheels and various other parts for airplanes and rolling stock . The business grew rapidly and in the early twenties Joseph's son Paul took over and decided to start assembling motorcycles. The first machines were marketed in 1925. From 1927 the make became very popular because of the good-looking, sporty models with powerful OHV engines. In the 1930s the model range of MAG ohv engines reach from „OHV2“ 250cc, “OHV3”, 350cc and top model “OHV5” 500cc with 22hp.

This 1930 New Map is a rare MAG OHV engined bike and is equipped with a Amal carburetor, “Magneto France” MagDyno, speedo, Hurth gearbox and a complete lighting set.