Gnome Rhone 1923 model C 500 cc 1 cyl sv



Gnome & Rhône  1923 Model C 500cc  Side valve single   frame# 6671 engine# 6671

The G&R factory produced airplanes in the first world war. In 1919 a new line of products was found when the company started to build the Bradshaw designed flat twin ABC motorcycles under licence. 
From  1923 on the Paris-based factory built machines of their own design.  
Both side valve and overhead valve engines were used. 
In the late twenties  BMW like models with transverse mounted twins in pressed steel frames were made. 
After the second world war the factory concentrated on small two strokes. Production ended in 1959.
This 1923 machine has G&R engine with outside flywheel, G&R carburettor, Marelli magneto and Burman licence three speed gearbox.  
Also featured are aluminium footboards and acetylene lighting. This G&R has been restored meticulously.