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Velo-Solex

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1966. Velosolex S3800. Reg No: XLP 393G.
1970. 42cc. Reg No: PMJ 424.
1974. Solex 3800, 39cc, Reg No. PMJ 424.
1975. Exhibit at the Musee Automobile de Vendee.
Reg No: PMJ 424.

Velosolex was a motorcycle attachment of French design. It was built in vast numbers in its homeland and also made by Solex in North London.

The first prototype of a Velo-Solex was built in 1941 by Alcyon and was powered by a 45cc engine developed by Solex. Although this was a cycle attachment, it was always sold as a complete machine. The 45cc two-stroke engine sat above the front wheel, which it drove by friction roller. It had an open frame based on a single curved tube.

The Velo-Solex were sold commercially from 1946 with a 45 cc engine and no clutch. It was later sold in the 49cc model.

It was made for some years until the moped took over.

1957 Production ended

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Sources of Information

  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X