- Displacement (ccm): 211 c.c.
- Type of engine: single cylinder engine
Motosacoche 1908. Working.
As we have seen in examining the history of many brands of the past, the initial idea was always to motorize a bicycle : with engines in front of the fork head , on the rear luggage rack or front of the front frame tube . This idea was born in the early twentieth century and remained on the rise for ten years.
It was called Motosacoche. Two Swiss brothers, Henri and Armand Dufaux , Geneva , who in 1901 patented a small compact engine that included the tank for fuel and electric power .
The first engine was 211 c.c.;
Exports to England, Italy and other European countries started quickly. In Spain , went through several representatives , being perhaps the most important “Establecimientos Lutetia ” .
After one or two years , the catalog of the brand included a complete bike with engine whose advertising claimed it was capable of carrying a driver of almost 80 kg of weight safely and had a fairly quick exit without enlist the help of pedals.