c.1924 Motobécane B.M.A. Type B1
Frame no. 211223
Engine no. 211161
Post-World War 2, Motobécane had the distinction of being the largest maker of two-wheelers in France. Their most famous range was the Mobylette mopeds, of which many thousands are still in use. Early production was housed in a small factory in Pantin near Paris. In the early 1920s, they began production of their most popular product, the simple and reliable BMA ('Bicyclette a Moteur Auxiliaire'), a category in France that required no driving licence. As can be seen, the BMA retained a bicycle/autocycle layout and could be pedalled without the engine in use. This example is an early design, which set the standard for Motobécane's future, and has been carefully restored to original specification since its purchase in Spain. There are no documents offered with this machine.
- The frame number for this lot should read 211226.