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.