Friday, 30 March 2012
Looking forward to our trip to the Coupes Moto Legende in Dijon, (only two months to go!), I thought I'd feature the Dijon based manufacturer Terrot.
Founded in Germany in 1862 as a machinery manufacturer, they opened a factory in Dijon in 1887, which started building bicycles in 1890, and like so many bicycle manufacturers, they moved into motorcycles in 1902.
By 1929 they had built 100,000 motorbikes, and when the Great Depression came along they diversified on to motorised bicycles.
By the 50s they started building scooter and concentrating on smaller bikes, and were bought by Peugeot in 1958, and the factory closed in 1961.
In France there's a Terrot Club so hopefully they'll have some at the Coupes Moto Legende, and I'll get to see a brand of motorcycle that I've never seen before. Don't worry - there will be plenty of photos!