1904 Alcyon 350 cc
1904 350cc Alcyon veteran
Unrestored, original condition, some first paint surviving. Upgraded in the early 20th century to a magneto ignition. We have checked this bike over thoroughly and it is now ready for an MOT. We will be pleased to tax & register this pioneer motorcycle for you if required. The saddle cover has split and we have fitted a modern copy for the time being. The rear stand is being repaired and will be re-fitted shortly.
The Alcyon company was founded in 1902 in Neuilly on the Seine by Edmond Gentil. Initially building bicycles, Alcyon had moved into motorcycle and car production. They were a successful company. From 3000 bicycles in 1902, by 1909 their bicycle output had reached 40 000. The first motorcycle, in 1904, had a 350cc Zurcher engine from the Swiss company Zedel, and Zurcher was taken over by Alcyon in 1906.
Handy basket for your sandwiches and maybe a bottle of French wine.