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1937 Gnome-Rhône AX II

1937 Gnome-Rhône AX II

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Here is a nice example of a French sidecar rig.

The Gnome-Rhône AX II, which was produced in France, was the direct descendant of the X model manufactured in 1935. The X model was one of the most powerful pre-war European "boxers," capable of reaching a maximum speed of up to 150 km/h and setting 108 speed and endurance records.

In 1936, Societe des Moteurs Gnome introduced the AX II, which was produced in large quantities until the end of World War II, not only by Societe des Moteurs Gnome but also by the motorcycle company Terrot in Dijon. The Gnome-Rhône AX II was utilized by armies on both sides of the front line during the war.

The AX II model features an 804cc opposed SV engine with a rating of 18.5 hp at 4000 rpm. The motorcycle's frame is stamped, and it has a 4-speed gearbox with an optional reverse gear. The first 20 to 80 models had a five-speed gearbox with a reverse gear.

Overall, the Gnome-Rhône AX II is a significant model in the history of French motorcycles, and its power, endurance, and versatility made it a popular choice among armies during World War II. Its continued production throughout the war is a testament to its reliability and durability.
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