1931 Peugeot P 107 S "Tour De France"
FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF THE DEAN V. KRUSE FOUNDATION
IN 1926 PEUGEOT reorganized its two-wheeled operations to be autonomous from its automobile business, creating La Nouvelle Société des Cycles Peugeot, grouping together all motorcycle and bicycle production in one entity. At the start of the 1930s, Peugeot’s range included several well-liked models. The modest 350 cc P 107 popularized by the travels of the motorcyclist reporter, Robert Sexé, was the largest-displacement single-cylinder engine that Peugeot produced in 1931, and the last large-displacement French motorcycle built before the war. This P 107 S, advertised as “modèle luxe”, cost 4,250 French Francs when new and was one of Peugeot’s most popular models of the late ‘twenties, early ‘thirties.
A light and agile machine, the P 107 proved itself to be sporting and reliable and equally well-suited for civilian and military use. Equipped with luxurious Marchal electric lights the P 107 S was a handsome machine ideal for city use and country touring. In military specification, the Peugeot P 107s were sometimes used during the war to parachute behind enemy lines. This well-restored, matching-numbers, civilian model painted in military colors, once formed part of a military display at the Dean Kruse Foundation in Indiana. Today, it is believed to be the only such example in the United States. Peter Mullin purchased this motorcycle at auction in 2012.
Frame No. 69030
Production No. TBD
Engine No. 69030
3-Speed Manual Transmission With Disc Clutch
Springer Axle With Pressed-Steel Fork Front Suspension and Rigid Rear Axle Suspension
2-Wheel Cable-Operated Drum Brakes