Clement 1903 1¼ HP.
Clement already produced high quality bicycles before the factory turned to making motorcycle engines at the beginning of the twentieth century.
is one of the true French motorcycle pioneers and this particular model was
produced around 1902.
It uses Clement cycle parts; the engine has an automatic intake valve and an overhead exhaust valve.
The big outside flywheel acts as a pulley for the direct belt transmission to the rear wheel.
The seat tube is equipped with an adjustable belt tensioner.
A spray carburettor takes care of the correct mixture and there is a throttle valve in the intake tube.
Ignition is by trembler coil and battery.
The tank has two filler openings, one for petrol and one for oil.
In the tank there is a handpump for forcing the oil to the crankcase.
The front brake is of the rim-brake type, the rear brake is activated by pedalling backwards.
This 1902 Clement is in unrestored condition, but extremely well conserved