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Vintage Motorcycle Expo In Valmont, Normandy

6
April
2009
  Posted at 06:53:16 PM
  File under  Special-Bikes
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Motorcycle exhibitions don't always happen in the big cities around the world. In the little village of Valmont Click for map, Normandy, France, last weekend they had a small exposition of classic motorcycles, plus a market where you could buy, sell or trade parts for vintage motorcycles.

There were quite a few older motorcycles to be seen:

Valmont classic motorcycle expo
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In the local community center, they had lined up 4 rows of vintage motorcycles:

Valmont-market-2009
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Here's a look at some of the classic bikes:

Vintage Peugot motorcycle
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This is a Peugot P107 motorcycle, back in the days that Peugot still made motorcycles. It's a 350cc, single cylinder engine built in 1932. It had three gears, with the selector on the fuel tank.

Gilera
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A Gilera Saturno Sport, built in Italy in 1951. The single cylinder 500 cc engine has 4 gears. The motorcycle was the personal property of Georges Monneret, a famous French motorcycle racer (499 victories and 183 world records).

Cecile motorcycle
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French made Cecile 233 cc motorcycle with a top speed of 30 kph. It dates back to when Fred Flintstone was still active (ie I haven't got any idea, but it's very old).

Triumph motorcycle
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British Triumph Model H, 547 cc with a top speed of 80 kph. This one was built in 1915.

Moto Guzzi
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Italian made Moto Guzzi Airone from 1952. 250 cc, horizontal cylinder and 4 speeds.

Ducati
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Italian Ducati Desmo, 350 cc but modified for racing. It was capable of 10,000 rpm, and had a 5 speed gear box. Built in 1971.

Terrot
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French made Terrot Model L from 1929. The 2-stroke single engine had 175 cc and was capable of speeding up to 60 kph.

Valmont-market-2009
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There were plenty more beautifully restored motorcycles, most in working conditions, but I will not bore you any further. It's just nice to see occasional motorcycles that were built before I was born.





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