Page 101. 1952 Rhonsonette ABG VAP 48cc SOLD

1952 Rhonsonette ABG VAP 48cc

Manufactured by Cycles Rhonson of Lyon, France. Fitted with 48cc ABG VAP engine.

After WW2, Rhonson, along with the ABG, Alcyon, Armor, La Française Diamant, Gentil, Labor, Lucer and Thomann marques all became part of VAP.


This attractive cyclemotor was restored some time ago. It starts easily and runs well.


There are a few dents and scratches here and there, because it has been used rather than stored away.


If you fancy a rare and interesting cyclemotor that is different from anyone else’s – though featuring an engine that was common to many marques – this Rhonsonette may well be the answer to your search…


It’s a single-speed machine. The controls are easy and comfortable to use.




I particularly like the fishtail exhaust. It was a cyclemotor fashion for a while.




The Rhonsonette’s ABG VAP engine was a very popular choice for cyclemotor manufacturers. Here’s a list of companies that used the ABG VAP engines:

Alcyon et Armor de la société Gentil et Cie de Courbevoie (à compter de 1951)
marques_soeurs Armor
marques_soeurs Labor
marques_soeurs La Française-Diamant
marques_soeurs Olympique
marques_soeurs Thomann
Aquila de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1957)
Automoto de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1952)
Azurette des Frères Urago de Nices
Babymoto des Ets Robert Breton de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1950)
Ballis de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1952)
Bertin de Saint-Laurent de Blangy (a/c de 1952)
Britania des Ets Leroux de Nantes (a/c de 1957)
Camille Foucaux de Montrouge (a/c 1949)
marques_soeurs Foucoux
Captivante des Ets Jeunet de Dole (a/c de 1954)
marques_soeurs Altière
Cazenave de Belin (a/c 1951)
Cocymo de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1956)
Colomb de Bagnolet (a/c de 1951)
Cyclorev de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1953)
Cyclocette d’Orléans (1952)
Derny de Paris (a/c de 1958)
Diane de Seclin (A/C de 1954)
Dilecta de A Chichery de Le Blanc (A/C de 1954)
Dixor de Villemomble (a/c de 1953)
Dolmen des Ets C. Roux et Fils de Parthenay (a/c de 1950)
Drevon de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1950)
Ducheron de Paris (en 1950)
Elvish de Pau (a/c de 1951)
Epsom de Nancy (a/c de 1953)
Europ et Europ-RSI de Sainte-Radegonde-en-Touraine (a/c 1958)
marques_soeurs Riva-Sport Industrie de Vichy
marques_soeurs Tebac
Follis de Lyon (a/c de 1954)
France Motor Cycle contrôlé par la société des Cycles Peugeot de Mandeure (a/c de 1950)
marques_soeurs Aiglon (a/c de 1951)
marques_soeurs Griffon (a/c de 1951)
marques_soeurs Météore (a/c de 1951)
marques_soeurs Trophée de France (a/c de 1951)
Françis Pelissier
Fontlup à La Clayette (a/c de 1953)
Garin de Bobigny (a/c de 1953)
Gelem de Levallois (a/c de 1950)
GFM pour Grossistes en Fournitures Général pour Motorisés de Caen, rachat stock Ravat (a/c 1958)
marques_soeurs Baron de Poitiers
marques_soeurs Gottfried de Mulhouse
marques_soeurs Griffon des Ets Griffon de Bourges
marques_soeurs Jepsy des Ets Moto-Accessoires de Nantes
marques_soeurs Juppet de Valence
marques_soeurs Lambert de Caen
marques_soeurs Moto-Comptoir de Marseille
marques_soeurs Rovas Celeritas de Dijon
marques_soeurs Vellar de Saint-Marcel
Gnome et Rhône, usine de Foulain (a/c de 1950)
Guiller de Fontenay-le-Comte (a/c de 1952)
marques_soeurs Origan
H.B. des Ets Pierre Humblots de Paris (en 1950 et 1951)
Heylett de Sully-sur-Loire (a/c de 1952)
Hirondelle de la Manufrance d’Armes de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1948)
Horsy des Ets Delaplace & Cie de Vitry-sur-Seine (a/c de 1952)
Hurtu de Paris (a/c de 1950)
Isoflex de la Sotec de Paris (a/c de 1954)
Judene de Paris (a/c de 1950)
Joulou Marirel
La France de Paris (a/c de 1959)
La Gellette de Dijon (a/c de 1957)
Le Chemineau de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1955)
Le Gitan de Machecoul (a/c de 1951)
marques_soeurs Gitane
Le scooter A.G.F. de Colombes (a/c de 1953)
marques_soeurs A.G.F.
Libéria de Grenoble (a/c de 1951)
Lucer et Lucerette d’Hazebrouck (a/c de 1952)
Magali d’Avignon
Manufacture Orléanaise de Cyclomoteurs (a/c 1949)
Mercier de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1951)
Messina de Metz (a/c de 1959)
Métropole de Paris (a/c de 1953)
M. et R. (Mandille et Roux) de Paris (a/c de 1951)
Monet & Goyon de Mâcon (a/c de 1958)
marques_soeurs Koelher-Escoffier
Motarex de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1958)
Nancia de Nancy (vers 1950)
Peugeot (1949 et 1950)
Petit-Breton de Nantes (a/c de 1955)
Pitard de Paris (de 1950 à 1952)
Poirier des Ets G Poirier de Fondettes (a/c de 1949)
Oscar Eggs de Reims (a/c de 1957)
Radior de Bourg (a/c de 1953)
Randoin de Montluçon (1955 à 1958)
marques_soeurs Géminiani
Ravat de Saint-Etienne (a/c de 1958)
marques_soeurs Dainty
Reinor et Reinorette de Lyon (a/c 1955)
Rhonson et Rhonsonnette de Lyon (a/c de 1950)
marques_soeurs Isola
Rogias de Rouen (a/c 1954)
Royal fabric à Objat (a/c de 1953)
Scooter Ardent de Cannes (a/c 1950)
marques_soeurs Ardent
Smagghe de Seclin (a/c de 1952)
marques_soeurs Yvan Marie
Semper d’Agent (a/c de 1957)
Starnord de Valenciennes (a/c de 1953)
Stella de Nantes (a/c de 1951)
Syphax des Ets Livron de Nantes
Talbot de Paris (a/c de 1951)
Tendil et Tendillet de Nimes (a/c de 1950)
Vampire à Le Cannet (a/c de 1953)
Vedette à Le Cannet
Velda de Marseille (a/c de 1957)
Vélostyle de Puteaux (en 1951 et 1952)
Vimya de Paris (a/c de 1952)
William d’Orléans (a/c de 1951)





The tyres are in good condition.











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