Motosacoche 1914 2CX 500 cc 2 cyl ioe



Motosacoche    1914   500 cc   IOE  V twin     frame# 11489  engine# 2 CX 38038

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, Austria and Italy. In France and Italy there were even factories producing Motosacoche motorcycles under licence. 
This 1914 machine is in good original condition. It is equipped with American Dixie magneto ( probably due to problems with getting Bosch equipment  because of the war),  Amac carburettor and Lucifer  electric lighting set. Note the rear wheel driven dynamo. 
There is a  hand  crank starter with two speed gearbox and all-chain drive  on board this quality machine.