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Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Guiller-made rare scooter

If just looking at the shape, a lot of people guessed that the scooter below was an Italian-made or maybe the German-made. Did you know that the scooter is made by a French company named Guiller back in the 1950s?
The 1953 Guiller Rivera scooter made by a French manufacturer named Giuller that has a production base in Fontenay-le-Comte (Vendée). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2MeOHSZ)
Besides its name was so unfamiliar to the world's scooter enthusiasts today, it turns out that the French-made scooter made also has a fairly cute and unique shape.
The 1953 Guiller Rivera scooter look similar to the Italian scooter named SIM Moretti Gran Lusso which launched in the same era(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3esyndE)
Looking from its history, Guiller is a French two-wheeled vehicle manufacturer, founded by the two Guiller brothers (René and Pierre) in 1911 and has a production base in Fontenay-le-Comte (Vendée), France.
The 1953 Guiller Rivera scooter on display at the Chatellerault Motor Museum in Châtellerault, Poitou-Charentes, France. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ddDOwX)
The Fontenay-le-Comte -based company is known to produce bicycles, mopeds, motorbikes. The first Guiller motorcycle, released by using the 'Origan' marque and first appeared in late 1927.
The 1953 Guiller Rivera scooter used an AMC 4 stroke 125cc engine coupled with a manual 3-speed gearbox system. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2zJDmaY)
Then the Guiller's name was first used for a motorcycle brand called Guiller Frères which left the Fontenaysien-based company for the first time in 1947.
The 1953 Guiller Rivera 125cc scooter engine able to spew the power of 6 horsepower at 6,500 rpm.. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2MeOHSZ)
The Guiller Rivera scooter on the ad- 
leaflet. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XIGTya)
In 1951, the company began production under license from an Italian company, SIM (Sociéta Italiana Motoscooters) for its scooter named Moretti Gran Lusso, where Guiller imported the frame and shell from 1952 to 1955.

And under the Guiller Frères motorcycle marque that known to have a scooter model known as Guiller Rivera 125cc that first launched at the Salon du Cycle et de la Moto de Paris 1952.

The Italian's SIM Moretti Gran 
Lusso scooter on the ad-leaflet.  
(Picture from: https://bit.ly/2TPArEE)
Therefore it is not surprising then that the Guiller's scooter looked very similar to its transalpine counterpart.

This French scooter model includes a model that uses a French-made four-stroke engine, AMC which has a capacity of 125cc and 175cc respectively, then there is another model that uses an Aubier Dune-made two-stroke engine with a capacity of 125cc and 175cc.

After June 1954, the brand was split in two and changed its name to René Guiller and the other was Guiller S.A. run by two Piere's sons. The two branches of the family company then went on to produce motorcycles independently, but unfortunately, both businesses ceased producing around 1958.
Just for info, since its beginning, this marque has no connection with René Gillet (another French motorcycle manufacturer) besides René Guiller ever work there. Before we ended this article, if the article above is still felt to be inadequate or inaccurate, and or you have any additional information related to this marque, please do not hesitate to let us know through the comments column below this article. 

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DENIS ALLARD | LES-TONTON-SCOOTEURS.COM | T4T35.FR | CYBERMOTORCYCLE.COM]
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