Page 119. 1958-64 Mobylette ‘Courroie-Galet’ Type BG43 Cyclemotor. SOLD

1958-64 Mobylette ‘Courroie-Galet’ Type BG43 Cyclemotor

This is a rare model of Mobylette, even in France. Its distinguishing feature is the gear-stick, not usually seen on Mobylettes …though normal for the Mobylette’s main competitor, the Peugeot Bima.

I wonder if Mobylette introduced this version simply to try and take some of Peugeot’s sales?

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This model was produced between 1958 and 1964.

It’s an attractive model, with Mobylette badges all over it, and is full of sixties Gallic charm.

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THE MOTOBECANE MOBYLETTE

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The Mobylette story actually starts with Monet Goyon. After the War, manufacturers in Great Britain, France and Germany all wanted to sell cheap vehicles. When the Lohmann appeared on the market in 1949, Monet & Goyon imported the engines to fit to their own stengthened frames. They attached a Monet Goyon name plate below the crossbar. But the Lohmann was only a temporary measure; they really wanted to sell their own cyclemotor.

However, the company had a lot of problems with their 34cc Motorox cycle-attachment. After the war, designer Marcel Morel had proposed a 49cc cyclemotor; the company refused his ideas and went with the Motorox instead.

Unfortunately, the Motorox, though an interesting design concept, was underpowered and fragile and, despite several companies making the engines, the Motorox nearly bankrupted the company.

You can see pictures of the Motorox at the
Cyclemaster Museum, page 59 – PLEASE CLICK HERE
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Meanwhile, Morel moved to Motobecane and his design promptly became one of the most successful cyclemotors of all time – the Mobylette!

First introduced in 1949, the Mobylette enjoyed a 48-year history and production numbers exceeded 14 million bikes. In 1981, Motobecane filed for bankruptcy, and ceased production of their moped line.

The Mobylette recently enjoyed a revival of sorts. Nino Quincampoix, the quirky male lead of the hit film “Amelie,” rode one in his cross-Paris hunts for Amelie Poulain, the dotty waitress with a heart of gold. The Mobylette was also featured on a set of stamps released by the national post office in March, along with the Concorde jet, TGV high-speed trains, the France ocean liner and the 2CV, the car Citroen stopped producing in 1990. About 400,000 people voted to include the Mobylette in the series.

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