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This trivia is for the strong players.....
What is it?

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This is a four like the Gilera, but it isn't a Gilera. It was designed to compete with them though...
Maybe the Gilera was a better bike, but this one is harder to find :cool
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PS. How do you like this trivia Andy?
 

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Very good Trivia Aris. :)

I looked a little yesterday. I've excluded Gilera and MV Agusta. It looks like an Italian motorcycle.
 

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It is a French motorcycle by the name of Nougier. Made in 1953 it has a 500cc engine.

Here is a close up of the engine...



Here are some specs...

ENGINE: Air-cooled 500cc (54x54 mm) 4-cylinder four-stroke
POWER RATING: 50+ hp @ 11,000 rpm
VALVES: chain-driven twin overhead camshsfts
FUEL SYSTEM: carburetor
TRANSMISSION: 5 or 6-speed gearbox
SUSPENSION: (front) telescopic fork; (rear) swinging arm
BRAKES: (front/rear) Collignon twin leading shoe magnesium drum
WHEELS: wire
WEIGHT: 320 lb
MAXIMUM SPEED: 122 mph

Links:

http://www.mairie-marseille.fr/vivre/culture/musees/moto.htm

http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Realm/8167/page2.html
 

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Aris... you did it again. Another fantastic trivia! I only wish there was more information on the internet regarding this and similar rare motorcycles. I would assume there is information in books and magazines, but I'm not into purchasing that type of media. I guess I'll have to go to the museum in France. ;)
 

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Andy said:
Aris... you did it again.
No Andy, YOU did it again!!! I still wonder how you can find the answer :confused: Was it because I mentioned it wasn't Italian?
Congratulations!

Here is some history on this bike:
Jean Nougier, one of the best mechanics of France built this bike to compete with the Gileras and MV Agustas in 1953. It's the only 4 cylinder racing motorcycle built in France.
The aluminium tank was formed by hand by Jean Nougier himself, is made of the front bonnet from a Citroen DS!

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