c.1924 Le Grimpeur 125cc Moto Legere
Frame no. 8590
'Le Grimpeur', a cycle racing term, was used to name these lightweight machines made by this French company to place emphasis on their excellent climbing quality, important in the hilly landscape of France. Made by Etablissements Furnit in Paris, the 'Grimpeur' was recognized as well-equipped and reliable and the make survived the 1920s becoming part of the Dresch company. The outside fly-wheel, two-stroke engine with the magneto driven from the end of the crankshaft, has a two-speed, chain-cum-belt transmission. Equipped with foot-boards and touring equipment, the 'Grimpeur' is a light motorcycle capable of a higher speed compared to any BMA, although braking might be a challenge. Purchased in France and carefully restored, it has a Riemann lamp. There are no documents offered with this machine.