c.1922 La Francaise-Diamant 180cc H13
Unaccountably absent from some editions of Tragatsch, the La Francaise-Diamant was named in the early 1900s to distinguish it from the German-made Diamant. Owing to punitive import taxation, the Diamant engine had to be manufactured in France. During the company's early years they were assemblers using Z.L. and, post-World War 1, the Zurcher unit, made in Courbevoie. By this time, the company produced well-respected cycles and motor cycles and had become part of the Ets. Gentil empire. This restored La Francaise Diamant two-stroke has a reliable Zürcher unit that is declared to be 180cc, and of a design still in use post-World War 2. A vélomoteur with pivoted-fork suspension, the machine offered here has no documents.
- The engine number for this lot should read 11523.