Motobecane USA bikes are made in Kinesis, Taiwan and imported to the United States under the Motobecane brand.
Now the question arises: where are motobecane bikes actually made? Originally Motobécane was a French bicycles manufacturing company, established in 1923. Motobecane and Motobecane USA are 2 different companies.
Motobecane USA imports bikes from Taiwan under the Motobécane trademark. The American Mobebecane has no connection with the original French Motobecane
In 1981, the original Motobécane company went bankrupt and then purchased by Yamaha and reformed in 1984 as MBK.
Where Are Motobecane Bikes Made – Some Interesting Facts
Motobécane is a major manufacturer in the French bicycle industry. At the end of 1970, Motobecane was the first French manufacturer to use Japanese parts. Motobecane is famous for designing very light mountain bikes.
Motobécane’s mid-level and top-level bikes have a frame generally made of square double-butted steel made up of Vitus or Reynolds 531 molybdenum/manganese steel tubing and Nervex lugs. Unlike most French manufacturers of that time, most Motobecane models use Swiss threaded bottom brackets.
Motobécane finished the decoration of the frame with beautiful high-quality paint, which is not common in the French industry. Motobécane is considered the second most prestigious bike in France and even mid-range bikes from Motobécane have a high value.
The company kept prices reasonable by matching high-quality frames with cheaper but better parts produced in Japan, while competitors used more expensive, lower-quality French parts for mid-range bikes.
Motobecane Bikes Models
Some of populer Motobecane bikes include
- Super Mirage
- Super Touring
- Grand Touring
- Super Sprint
- Jubilee Sport
- Grand Record
- Le Champion
- Team Champion
People also ask
Is Motobecane a good bike brand?
Motobecane made a wide range of bikes from mid level bikes to racing bikes. It is a good bike brand manufacturing high end bikes i.e Motobecane Fly and Fantom Ti 29
Where is Motobecane manufactured?
Motobecane USA company manufactured bikes in Kinesis, Taiwan. Mainly motobecane bikes are produced by Kinesis Industry Co. Ltd company under the Motobécane trademark.
Who makes Motobecane frames?
ORA Engineering Co. is a company that made the latest Motobecane titanium road and mountain bike frames, located in Taiwan.
Is Motobecane Made in the USA?
Motobecane USA is a different company than motobecane which is french company. Motobecane USA bikes are made in Taiwan and then imported to the USA under the motobecane tag name.
Motobecane is fanch company that was established in 1923. It became bankrupt in 1981 and was purchased by Yamaha. This company now only produced scooters for the European market.
Motobecane USA is a different company which operates in America. Motobecane USA bikes are manufactured in taiwan and shipped to the USA under the motobecane name.