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Cyclotandem Camille Daudon by Ducati Cucciolo 48cc

Cyclotandem Camille Daudon by Ducati Cucciolo 48cc

machine is powered by a top-of-the-range 48cc engine. In Italian means ‘Little Puppy’ and early 4-… bicycle engine is one of the earliest Ducati …from the days before made complete motorcycles!

By the Cucciolo engine had already itself in the gruelling Paris-Nice races and, fitted to cyclemotor configurations, was the most choice for competitors.

This one was to this top-of-the-range cyclotandem by the company Camille Daudon . cyclotandem is essentially a bicycle that has been uprated by the to stand the extra stresses from motorization.

Whereas, in Great Britain, and cyclemotors (or mopeds) were for the masses and sold on the basis of competitive prices, in France, the twenties, there had also a market for extremely upmarket cyclemotors. Their selling – Exclusivity and their high

In its day, this machine have been one of the most cyclemotors you could buy. It was a creation …and the manufacturer’s was in the Champs Elysees! This was the of the ‘Brough Superior’ of the cyclemotor

Above is a 1952 illustration of the

The speedometer (above) is in good order, but I need to replace the It has drum brakes front and (see below). The exhaust box needs to be re-fitted; this be done in France in the next few along with a general so it’s ready for the road.

Just look at those forks…



Constructeur (Fr) “Different a framebuilder, a constructeur actually the entire bike, including components and others that are for the purpose. Randonneur and camping are the specialty of constructeurs. Few constructeurs outside France.”

There’s a Channel physically separating us, but more than language differentiates the French and Brits. The psyche is very different.

The top builders had a high status in society. They considered work to be a branch of French art therefore, were an integral of the national culture.

It’s to note that although Britain was a leading manufacturer of British marques have achieved a similar status our own national consciousness. In France, appreciated the top bike makers; the comparison that comes to is the way that, here, we may revere music and football personalities.

The top French fashion houses had a perspective; to the Haute Couturiers, own creations were on a par with the French artistic tradition.

The top builders not only saw themselves in the way, but they also themselves equal to the fashion Indeed, both genres their products from a constructeur such as Camille would manufacture any component to guarantee quality control, and bicycle built was a bespoke No wonder that Camille set up shop near the Avenue des Elysees boutiques of Chanel and

Ducati Cucciolo

Below you can see a rare illustration of a cyclemotor. Bear in mind their bicycles were to order, and no doubt the customer ask for an engine of their choice. The one is fitted with a 48cc Kid which would have considerably cheaper than a

Top photo shows M. Camille on the left. He is with his brother in law who rode for the club sponsiored by Photo courtesy S. Rebour.

thanks to the excellent book  The Age of the Handbuilt Bicycles by Jan Heine Praderes (Pub Rizolli NY / Bicycle Press Seattle).



The prototype Cucciolo, the T1, is a wonderful item’ but the design was flawed and not very usable. The T2 – the 1948 used here by Oscar Egg – was the version manufactured by Ducati and is a machine that can be ridden to its potential. To quote the Ducati

In the middle of WWII a designer Aldo Farinelli developed the of an auxiliary motor to be mounted on a Farinelli’s design had a number of advantages over the competition, all its four-… cycle and two-speed which used the engine’s to its fullest potential. [This was known as the T1] . Ducati, which up that time had produced and electrical components, partnered another Italian firm, to produce the Cucciolo, or ‘Puppy.’ By the rights to Cucciolo production had exclusively Ducati’s.

In 1948 came up with its first design, the T2. It was heavily influenced by the T1 but made improvements in the engine’s robustness, and, above logic of construction. The cylinder, for was redesigned and made removable and the mechanism made more the cylinder head was modified, and the was raised. [http://www.ducati.com/heritage/anni40/cucciolo/cucciolo.jhtml]

At the Online Cyclemaster Museum you can more of the HISTORY OF CUCCIOLO. And also reproduced downloadable for you of the Cucciolo T2 Engine Illustration List (in French) and Cucciolo T50 (in English).

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