EUR 14,950JPY 1,832,272BGN 29,239CZK 386,024DKK 111,653GBP 13,171HUF 4,887,902PLN 64,381RON 71,171SEK 160,523CHF 16,780ISK 2,069,080NOK 145,827HRK 111,026RUB 1,077,185TRY 102,120AUD 24,218BRL 67,555CAD 22,425CNY 115,202HKD 130,699IDR 241,140,958ILS 60,196INR 1,164,829KRW 19,844,780MXN 316,765MYR 69,858NZD 25,647PHP 874,545SGD 23,010THB 532,803ZAR 240,598
Offered for: EUR 14,950
illet 1929 “Sport” 498 cc OHV frame & engine # 31835
The first Gillets – built in Herstal near Liege, Belgium – were designed by Fernand Laguesse and brought out in 1920.
They were unit-design 300cc two-strokes with belt drive.
The design was simple, rugged and reliable and soon the company was an established and successful motorcycle manufacturer.
Many long-distance runs were made and the two-strokes were very prominent in races.
From June to December 1926 two Frenchmen rode their Gillets for a distance of 25,000 kilometres and covered almost all continents of the world.
No real problems occurred with the machines and from December 1926 the venerable two-stroke was named the “Tour du Monde”.
A 84 x 90 sporting 500 cc four-stroke, the “Sport” was designed by brother Armand Laguesse and presented at the end of 1926.
In 1928 some models got saddle tanks and a racing version of the “Sport” model broke many world records at the Monthlery track in France.
Some new features for model year 1929 were saddle tanks for all models, the enclosure of the pushrods and rockers and the repositioning of the gear change rod to the nearside of the engine.
This change necessitated a cutaway in the oil tank. Various Belgian manufacturers choose the best of both worlds as far as proprietary parts were concerned.
That meant choosing Bosch for lighting and Amac for carburetion with Gillet.
This Dutch-registered, purposeful looking Sport is fitted with Lucas magneto, the lighting system is powered by the battery.
She’s been restored with care and goes very well.
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