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Old 06-01-09, 08:38 AM
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Whats a Motoconfort?!

Hey everyone,

I was at my parents' old house this weekend and decided to peek in their old shed to just see if there were any old bikes in there. Lo and behold I found a rusty touring bike with the name Motobecane on it. I can find very very little information online about motobecane bikes. Does anybody know anything about this company? I don't have any pics this time around but hopefully I'll acquire the bike soon.
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Old 06-01-09, 08:42 AM
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Motobecane made a lot of nice bikes, you could have something cool there.


Motoconfort and Motobecane are the same manufacturer just different name
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Motobécane was a French manufacturer of bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, and other small vehicles, established in 1923. "Motobécane" is a compound of "moto", slang for motorcycle; "bécane" is slang for "bike."
In 1981, Motobécane filed for bankruptcy and was purchased by Yamaha and reformed in 1984 as MBK; the French company continues to make motorscooters.
It has no relation to Motobecane USA, which imports bicycles from Taiwan manufactured to their specification by Kinesis Industry Co. Ltd. under the Motobécane trademark.


More information on specific models at...

https://www.classicrendezvous.com/Fra...obecane_Hm.htm
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Oh, I know all about Motobecane but I wasn't aware of the name Motoconfort. Thanks!
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I saw the name Motoconfort quite a bit in France in 1981. I have no idea why they used two similar names. It seemed odd to me. They were very nice bikes. I had two.
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