Folding Mopeds



Di Blasi R7 

Motobecane X1 

Motobecane X7 

Alkro Bylight

Carnielli Motograziella

Honda Motocompo

Brockhouse Corgi



Brockhouse Corgi

My most recent folding bike isn't really a moped. It has a 98cc engine and derived from the 2nd World War Welbike. The Brockhouse Corgi is a little bigger and heavier than the earlier bike, but it didn't have to fit into the standard parachute airdrop container (just 51 inches (130 cm) long, 15 inches (38 cm) high, and 12 inches (30 cm) wide). The Welbike did not have any front brakes, lights etc. These, of course, had to included on a bike designed to be used by members of the general public. The first Corgis were sold in North America under the name "Indian Papoose" in 1947. From 1948 the Mk2 model was sold in the UK as the Brockhouse Corgi. Mine date from 1948 and 1950. The first is in civilian colours, the second in military - they were used on army and airforce bases.

This is a very late example. It has a 2 speed gearbox, kickstart and even front suspension.