Since 1929, René Gillet motorcycles was equipped with a soft rear suspension. Four lateral cross members, which go to the rear wheel in pairs on either side, were attached to the front part of the frame. The rear wheel was affixed in the middle of the long triangle equalizer beam made of pipes. Behind the rear mudguard, cross members joined with a vertical cylinder inside of which a spring was installed. The equalizer beam’s end of a rear suspension was connected via an articulated link to the frame behind the gear unit, and another end was connected to the suspension spring. Therefore, the equalizer beam was able to move vertically together with the wheel.
Such a unique suspension was also installed on the Type H 350 (1929). This machine was marketed as a touring bike, which could provide an incredible level of comfort for a rider and a passenger. And with a sidecar, it could turn out to an ideal touring vehicle for the whole family.
The motorcycle was equipped with a 350 cc one-cylinder engine (7 h.p.). The only engine’s cylinder was made of high-quality cast-iron with a removable cylinder head. The cast-iron piston was connected with the rod, which had double roller bearings. Plain bearings were used in both axes.
Since 1930, Type H 350 along with every motorcycle of the René Gillet family, had a complex front fork, hand shifted gearbox, and a simple dashboard with an ammeter and a couple of switches.
|Manufacturer||René Gillet, France|
|Years of manufacture||1929 – 1933|
|Quantity produced, units||N/A|
|Today’s value||16 856,47 $|
|ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION|
|Engine capacity, cc||350|
|Bore and stroke, mm||70 х 90|
|Engine rating||7 hp|
|FRAME AND WHEELBASE|
|Frame type||Steel tubular|
|Front suspension||Coil suspension|
|Rear suspension||Special soft René Gillet|
|Wheel size||4,00 х 27|
|Ground clearance, mm||
|Seat height, mm||
|Gas tank size, l||
|Maximum speed, km/h||