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'''Motobécane''' was a [[France|French]] manufacturer of [[bicycle]]s, [[moped]]s, [[motorcycle]]s, and other small vehicles, established in 1923. "Motobécane" is a compound word made up of two colloquialisms stuck together. "Moto" is a slang word for motorcycle; "bécane" is slang for "bike."
 
'''Motobécane''' was a [[France|French]] manufacturer of [[bicycle]]s, [[moped]]s, [[motorcycle]]s, and other small vehicles, established in 1923. "Motobécane" is a compound word made up of two colloquialisms stuck together. "Moto" is a slang word for motorcycle; "bécane" is slang for "bike."
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In 1981, Motobécane filed for bankruptcy, and was subsequently purchased by [[Yamaha Motor Corporation|Yamaha]] and reformed in 1984 as [[MBK Company|MBK]]; the French company continues to make [[motorscooter]]s, and has no relation to [[Motobécane USA]], which imports bicycles from Taiwan and China, manufactured to their specification under the Motobécane [[trademark]].
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In 1981, Motobécane filed for bankruptcy, and was subsequently purchased by [[Yamaha Motor Corporation|Yamaha]] and reformed in 1984 as [[MBK]]; the French company continues to make [[motorscooter]]s, and has no relation to [[Motobécane USA]], which imports bicycles from Taiwan and China, manufactured to their specification under the Motobécane [[trademark]].
    
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