It would be Jean Nougier, who came from St. Andiol, Provence, France, that would establish the motorcycle company that the world has come to know as Nougier Motorcycles in 1936.
This French motorcycle was hand built and intended for road racing. Jean Nougier also played a hand in the creation of other famous motorcycles like the Terrot and the Magnat-Debbon. His own Nougier Motorcycle Company was built around the use of the parts that he designed for both motorcycle companies, compiled into one exquisite motorcycle.
The first Nougier Motorcycles model was the Tournevis OHC. This motorcycle was introduced only to the French motorcycle industry. The following year Jean Nougier was to invent another model of motorcycle, but due to the lack of developmental funding his motorcycle was never realised.
The motorcycle that were created by Jean Nougier from 1936 until 1971, now sit in the Marseilles Motorcycle Museum.
Henri Nougier who was the brother of Jean Nougier won in the GP de la Liberation in September of 1945 when he rode the famous Magnat-Debon in the race. Jean Nougier died in 1999 at the age of 90. Still today, his hand-built motorcycles remain a popular part of the rich history of motorcycle racing and development.
Original Authors: Gobel Team (Lorraine)
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 09/06/2008