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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Bernardet, the legendary scooter from France

Talking about classic scooters is very fun because there are so many models from so many manufacturers that made it in its heyday around the 1950s to 1960s. It is undeniable, if a scooter is not just a two-wheeled vehicle to support people mobility, but has become a cultural trend in the community at that time.
Robert Bernardet was testing a Bernardet A.47 scooter prototype around the factory. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3hTxc9o)
1947 Bernardet A.47.
As a result, making the scooter into a commodity that is very much in demand in the market and promising abundant profits. So it is not surprising that so many manufacturers have sprung up from all over the world trying their luck by making scooters.

1948 Bernardet A.48.
This can also be seen clearly of the French companies which recorded to produce many beautiful and unique scooter models that are not inferior to those made in Italy, Germany, Britain, and other countries. This has been discussed in many articles previously.

1948 Bernardet B.49.
The history of this French company began in 1921 when the 3 brothers René, Robert, and Roger Bernardet built their first sidecar and presented it at shows in Paris, Berlin, and Geneva. They also recorded supplying sidecar bodies to René Gillet's motorcycle company.


1950 Bernardet BM.250.
The Bernardet brothers company continued to grow when in the 1930s it entered racing and achieved commercial success until 1940. During the war, all production stopped and resumed after the war ended with a small number of sidecars produced until 1948
1950 Bernardet C.50.

The company even produced a number of cars but none reached government authorization (because, it is said, your opposition to the communist-dominated government in the early years of the war) and then the manufacturer turned to scooter production and produced about 15 scooter models. different from 1947 to 1959.

1951 Bernardet ES.51.
The first prototype scooter was built in 1947 and known as Bernardet A.47. Then this model was produced for many years and offered various types of machines ranging from 49.9 cm3, 85 cm3, 98 cm3, 125 cm3, and 250 cm3.


1952 Bernardet Armee.
This company can be called one of the pioneers of scooters in France and marked their era with characteristic lines and their production covered any revolution of this popular two-wheeler until the crisis and the competition overcame their efforts in 1956.😢

1952 Bernardet D.51.
The scooter model ever produced by Bernardet in addition to the A.47 (128cc Ydral engine) prototype model which was then continued with the production model A.48 (125cc Ydral) and A.49 (125cc Lardy). Then there is the B.49 (125cc) model. In 1949 until 1951 they made the B.250 (250cc) model in versions 1 and 2, the model also continued to develop into BM.250

1953 Bernardet Y.52.
Furthermore, the C50 scooter model with 125 cm3 engine, E51 in 125 cm3, D51 in 250 cm3, Y52 in 125 cm3. Then came the Cabri series in 49.9, 85 and 98 cm3, to finish with Guépar in 125 cm3 Servomatic, the last of the production lines in 1956. The company also had time to make a 250cm3 scooter for French military needs which were then sent to Indo China and Mauritania during the conflict period.

1954 Bernardet Cabri.
The company completely stopped all production lines on March 9, 1959, which was the liquidation date of the company Bernardet-Le Poulain, which had bought the Bernardet brand in 1954, because it could no longer compete with the combined invasion rates of the Italian's Vespa and Lambretta scooters, which were able to make their annual production figures about 10 times higher.😢

1955 Bernardet Guepar.
And if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this marque, please don't hesitate to let us know via 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 | BERNARDET | CYBERMOTORCYCLE]
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