Monet & Goyon 1929 Model G “Supersport” 350 cc MAG OHV single frame # 42761 engine # 1C14 H8 No 300258
In 1916, in the middle of the first world war, engineer Joseph Monet and Adrien Goyon, a wealthy inhabitant of Macon, formed a partnership with the aim to start the production of three wheeled vehicles for handicapped and immobilized people: a market that would be fast growing till the end of the war in 1918.
The firm of Monet&Goyon was established on April 2nd, 1917.
Business went well, and in 1919 a motorized version of their vehicle was brought out, powered by a 117 cc motorized wheel.
In 1922 the company managed to get the production rights for the popular British Villiers two stroke engines.
Monet & Goyon was very successful in races with specially tuned Villiers engines; they won the French championship every year between 1924 and 1927.
They also set a number of world records with these machines.
From 1925 on MAG engines were also utilized; to such an extend that M&G became a top customer of the Swiss factory.
Two “Supersport” models were available, the 350 cc G with bore x stroke of 72×85 mm and the 500 cc H with bore x stroke of 82×94 mm.
A brief specifications list:
Own three speed gearbox / carburettor AMAC/ignition by battery-coil/twin port exhaust with fish tails / tyres 26 x 3, 25 / fuel tank 11.5 litres, oil tank 3.5 litres, weight 140 Kgs.
The machine has the optional luxury electric lighting system with battery, large diameter head lamp, taillight, and ammeter.
An automatic oil pump feeds the engine main bearings and internals, the cylinder head is lubricated with a left foot pedal that activates oil squirts to the top of the cylinder.
The maximum speed is 100 km/h and the power output amounts to 13 HP @ 5000 RPM.
This very nice model “G” is a well-presented older restoration.