c.1930 Motobécane 100cc B.M.A. Type MB3 - The BMA was a transport staple in inter-war France. With its light weight design and tiny fuel consumption, this machine was a viable alternative to the bicycle. As a result, these little machines were often run ‘into the ground’ and useable survivors are comparatively rare. The MB3 was made by France’s most popular producer, the Paris-based Motobécane concern, and was effectively the most developed version produced with its low-revving, flexible two-stroke engine, smooth belt-drive and pivoting forks.