Motobecane Mobylette AV 88 Review

1960 Motobecane Mobylette AV 88 from France

Model year1960
Year of manufacture1961
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 kilometres


Cheap affordable first classic moped


The Mobylette was a restoration project. Everything was there, but very worn.

General Comments:

Usable moped that is 47 years old and drives well.

Fantastic vintage look with very large mudguards. SO FRENCH!!!

It takes you from A to B with a gas consumption that's ridiculous.

Full suspension (not common on a moped of this age). Comfortable ride.

Spare parts available everywhere and cheap!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2008

3rd May 2010, 23:04

I am a catholic priest. I am a Mobylette lover. I have very very old AV 88 model. I don't use other kind.

22nd Jun 2012, 11:23

Ask yourself: what moped would Jesus ride?

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review