Raymo 1930 R5 250cc 1 cyl ohv



Raymo   1930    250cc    Moser  OHV  frame #  2091   engine  #   30 922

Soon after WW1 Mr. Noël Desmailles started a business in  cycles and supplies at the  Rue Teynière in Bourg en Bresse, Departement l`Ain,  France. 
He was already involved in bicycle fabrication and had a retail shop for motorcycles and sewing machines. 
In 1922 his younger brother Léon joined the business.  
In 1923 they presented a light motorcycle called “Raymo”  which  proved successful in several reliability trials. In 1926 Léon Desmailles moved into a factory at the  Rue du Peloux in Bourg where he continued to construct bicycles  but also  took up the wholesale of cycle parts.
In 1928 the first  “serious” RAYMO motorcycles left the factory.  
They were exclusively 4-stroke machines powered by  Moser 175 and 250cc,  Voisin  350cc and Blackburne 350cc engines.  
RAYMO motorcycles were equipped with proprietory  parts such as Staub gear boxes, AYA front forks,  Alpha servo brakes, Gurtner carbs and Terry saddles. 
At the end of 1928 the flat fuel tank was replaced by a teardrop shaped saddle tank. 
The “Courrier de l’Ain” noted an optimistic number of several hundred RAYMO motorcycles registered in the Departement  l’Ain alone but  it is more realistic that  the  total production of RAYMO motorcycles lay between  100  and 200  and only a handful have  survived.
This  strong running RAYMO is  a well presented older  restoration and is powered by the attractive 250cc OHV Moser engine with outside flywheel.  
The machine comes complete with O.S. speedo and   produces a mature and very healthy sound.