4 speed French Titled moped

Ok just before everyone gets all linguisticaly purist on me and this ped , The French call this a moped some call it a moped with gears , the title says moped so you can have an opinion but it is a moped to me. I am in France right now going thru barns and the French country side picking mopeds and vintage bikes, so when this one came in my radar i had to get it, here is the breakdown :

Motobecane SP98 Frame/tank/wheels

Motobecane EV cylinder with AV14 bottom end

and here is the kicker Motobecane D75 4 speed gear box with foot shifter and foot break

Did i say i have the title for this bike and it is coming to the streets of the Beautiful US of A ...

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That is fucking AWESOME! How fast will it go?

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This not Variated BTW

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Great bike. I'm envious that you have the opportunity to look for bikes in France and ship them over here.

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Should be fun to try to get registered....can be a big hassle since it was never sold here before.

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Just reg it as a motorcycle. He has paperwork on it, may be a while at the dmv but should be doable.

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I've done this before with other peds and bikes, because of the age and because i have the epa and highway exemption forms approved and have all the legal documents "original title ...etc" , the state inspector comes out reviews the documents and submits his approval to the dmv then the DMV issues a new Title for these vintage bikes...it is a process and i have done this before but i heard of folks trying to cut conners and never getting the end results of being able to register their bikes

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That will be the fastest gurtner powered bike in the usa

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it is just a cool motobecane , just thought i would share BTW once i clear everthing and she is titled , i will clean it up a bit and she will be for sale

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Sure is nice looking!

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Yeti the Figg /

That thing is beautiful. I have the biggest moped boner right now for this bike.

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*5 speed!!!

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Brody Chacha /

Hnnnnngggggg

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Cutting corners never works at the dmv/hellmouth. Glad you know what you are doing. What kind of speed does that bike see?

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Gunther Mcgillicuty /

I see a new cafe seat, some spit, some shine, and that will be the shiznit.

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??? crazy where is the gearbox?

I might have to take a trip up to asheville to see this one!

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ooh score me a cimatti

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derbeez ryderz /

Is it twist and go, or a manual clutch? It looks like a clutch pulley.

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It is a foot shifted 5 speed so you have a clutch lever on the bars, back brake is a foot brake.

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Looks sweet. Bring something back for all of us!

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no groms no blasters /

where the pedals at

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Rich of the cutters has one of those, they're amazing. Good score.

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Jesus Emmanuel...

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Gromosaurus Rex - Brad Pitt /

I like

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more or less like on a Sach .

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Lots of Sachs with gears over there. If you come across any 3 or 4 speed with pedals, you have a waiting customer.

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bump! i love it

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E,

That is a sweet find. : )

The Europeans have a different view as to what a moped is or isn't. They are more progressive with their laws and basically any 50cc bike is a moped. Even my 2005 Derbi GPR is called a moped in the manual, and the word MOPED is stamped on the exhaust. :P I still had to register it as a motor-driven vehicle. : /

SteveR does have a rather valid moped question though...

-Rob-

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Completely stock according to the regulatory spec sheet filed for the bike in France, the speeds are computed at the 7,500 red line to be 20km/h in 1st; 33,6km/h in 2nd; 48,3km/h in 3rd; 64,3km/h in 4th and 75,75km/h in top. That is about 47mph.

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