Motosacoche 1903



Motosacoche   1903   “ MT” atmospheric inlet/mechanical exhaust   225 cc  engine# 6922

In 1899 the brothers Henri and Armand Dufaux from Geneva, Switzerland, designed a little four-stroke engine. 
This compact unit could be bolted into the frame of any ordinary pushbike: The "Motosacoche" -which approximately means "engine-bag"- was born! Very soon the quality and practical utility of the invention became known even far beyond the Swiss territory. 
Gradually the engines became bigger and more powerful, twin cylinders were produced and the initial idea of a motorized pedal-bike was given up. 
The factory built complete motorbikes under the "Motosacoche" label, but kept on selling M.A.G. (Motosacoche/ Acacias/ Genève)-engines to many well known manufacturers in France, England, Germany .
There were even factories In France and Italy producing Motosacoche motorcycles under licence . 

This interesting  veteran is very well restored and still has its original air scoops,which is rare.
Engine weight is only 32 kg,  running speed circa 35- 40 km/h