Post Listing Update: This Solex did not get any interest at the opening bid of $3,900 on eBay.
I’ve featured a few two-wheelers from the French manufacturer Solex over the years, but this is the first example I’ve seen of the Micron, their smallest creation.
It had the same motor as the 3800, but it did not have any pedals – because of that, French legislation defined it as a motorcycle, meaning you had to have a license and required safety gear, not to mention the street legal requirements of a headlight, speedometer horn, and license plate. All this equipment made the Micron expensive for what you got, meaning that Solex sold a street legal and a non street legal version. Across both types, just 4,000 were sold. For more on the Micron, check out this feature by the Lane Motorcycle Museum. Both versions featured a 49cc 2-stroke motor that produced .78 horsepower and had a roller which applied force to the front wheel. The street legal version had a top speed of 18 miles per hour. The non street legal version was limited to 9 mph due to a restrictor plate.
This example (VIN: 5202655) is said to have 15 miles and it’s a runner – beyond that, you’re not getting much from the seller’s listing.
Find this Micron for sale in Naples, Florida with an unmet opening bid of $3,900 here on eBay.