French Motobecane Motorcycle Poster
The Motobecane Like their four-wheeled counterparts, were considered the motorcycles of the day and were quite complicated machines. They had many controls, were expensive to buy and to maintain, and heavy and awkward to handle.?These disadvantages were recognised early on, but French motorcycle manufacturers were in a difficult position in the period after the First World War because of economic recession.??Money for investment and new product development was in very short supply. At the same time, surplus militairy motorcycles from the United Kingdom and the United States were on the market at particularly low prices. But it was soon found that while these machines were cheap to buy, they were expensive to run and maintain.