In 1946, Solex launched its first model. It has not yet a commercial name, it will be called vintage 1946.
It is actually a bicycle with an auxiliary motor, a new mode of locomotion for the time.
The Solex 660 has the engine of its predecessor, the Velosolex 330, and innovates with its cycle part. It consists of a frame in two parts bolted, allowing a repair in case of damage to the vehicle. This frame will serve until S 2200 is a little less than ten years.
The Velo Solex 1010 is released in 1957. It has the innovative cycle part with the 660. The engine undergoes some changes with a new piston-cylinder head assembly, an exhaust with a new S shape and a larger air filter.
A 1010 that would have smaller wheels is surely a Solex 1400! The 1.75 x 19 wheels are now standard and will remain so until the latest roller models.
The special feature of the Velosolex 1700 is the appearance of the automatic clutch. A novelty at Solex! The engine is now running when the Solex is off.
The Solex S2200 is the first Solex with interference suppression. This improvement required by the popularization of radios is reflected by the hood of the candle by the air filter.
The Solex S3800 is equipped with a new folded sheet metal frame, whose angular geometry contrasts with the arondi frame of previous models.
The Solex Flash was marketed between 1969 and 1972, the 6000 between 1972 and 1974. These models stand out clearly from the usual production of the brand Solex. The design is recovered from a little known Solex, the Micron, the mechanics is new with the disappearance of the roller.