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Lot 446: Monet-Goyon Racing Motorcycle

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

In 1916 Joseph Monet and Adrien Goyon commenced the manufacture of un-powered tricycles for disabled servicemen injured in The Great War, an activity they would maintain until 1939. The Macon-based company built its first powered two-wheeler around 1919 when it obtained rights to the Wall Autowheel, a self-contained, motorised wheel that attached to a bicycle. In 1922 Monet-Goyon obtained the licence for the manufacture of a 269cc Villiers two-stroke engine and from then onwards the French firm would be one of Villiers' best customers in Continental Europe. Four-stroke models powered by Swiss MAG engines, built under license, were added to the range in 1925. This MAG-engined Monet-Goyon has been modified for racing. The machine is offered with French Carte Grise de collection.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number446
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€5500
Hammer Price (inc premium)€6325
Year1930
Condition rating
Registration number1473 VH 61
Mileage-
Chassis number40753
Engine number1C14H 91283
Engine capacity (cc)350
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors