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MBK Brand History
Motobecane, a company based in France stepped into the motorcycle world in 1923, when Charles Benoit and Abel Bardin designed the first motorcycle with a single cylinder, two stroke, 175cc engine.
The two partners continued the research and development so the second bike was launched ten years later, being equipped with an engine of 250cc. During the same period, the company made its debut in racing competitions, participating into the Bol D'or endurance race.
The company's history continued after World War II, when Motobecane launched the D45, shortly followed by the Z46 and the well known Mobylette, a moped manufactured in more than 14 million units during 48 years of production. Because the '60s was actually a tough period for many manufacturers, Motobecane's sales slowly decreased.
Just like in many other cases, the cheap Japanese motorcycles which could provide high performance at low prices represented one of the main reasons... continue reading MBK history →