Although the name would suggest otherwise, New Maps were French motorcycles. The factory was active in motorcycle production from 1925 till the late 1950s and concentrated on assembling motorcycles with various types of engines. To name a few: Zurcher, JAP, Chaise, Blackburne, MAG, Ydral, AMC, Aubier et Dunne and Sachs. The firm was founded in Lyon in 1898 by Joseph Martin as a cycle firm.
During the Great War the firm made wheels and various other parts for airplanes and rolling stock The business grew rapidly and in the early twenties Joseph’s son Paul took over and decided to start assembling motorcycles. The first machines were marketed in 1925. From 1927 the make became very popular because of the good-looking, sporty models with powerful OHV engines.
- Exterior Colour Blue/Black