FN 1933 M67C 500cc 1 cyl ohv



FN  1933    “ M 67  C”    496 cc OHV   frame #  30064   engine #  523

At the end of 1923 FN marketed a 350 cc  single cylinder ohv with unit construction engine and horizontally split crankcase. 
This model, the M60, was the start of a successful new line of models in a period in which the heavy and expensive four cylinder was quickly loosing ground. 
Two years later a bigger 500cc brother was brought out, the M 67 with bore and stroke dimensions of  85×87 mm. 
In October 1927  the  M 67 B was brought out, with a new type of frame and a bigger petrol tank. 
In 1929 the M 67   “C” got enclosed pushrods and rocker gear. 
The M67 was very successful in sporting events. 
The Depression years were very hard for the factory: in 1932 the total production amounted to 3,263 machines, less than half of the production of 1931.   
1933 was even worse with only 1,742 units produced. 
Production of the  M 67  ended in 1934 when its  successor, the venerable M 86, was introduced.
The M 67 was with its 140 kilos a relatively light and agile machine with a top speed of about 110 kms.  
This machine is  equipped with Bosch electrics – as usual with FN- and French  Gurtner carburettor  and comes complete with O.S. speedometer. 
It has been restored with an excellent eye for detail: note the spacers for the operating cables in front of the handlebars.