This weeks bike of the week is a 1902 Verschaeve & Truffaut 400cc 1 cyl aiv.
Fernand Verschaeve was a racer for Joseph Sarolea who was the first Belgian producer of motorcycles, and one of the first producers of motorcycles in the world. This Belgian factory was established in 1850 as a weapons factory by Joseph Saroléa. In 1892 bicycles began to be built as well.
Verschaeve together with Truffaut began making their own machine. At first they used the De-Dion Bouton engines, but later made his own single and also V-Twin, which had a great resemblance to Sarolea engines.