1952 selection 'select 52' le poulain cyclemotor
it has a le poulain engine; this company supplied proprietary engines for many different cyclemotor companies, either front-mounted over the handlebars (their first models) or centrally mounted such as this one. these engines enjoy a good reputation and spares are not hard to find. the name is stylishly displayed on the crankcase. there is a strange damping mechanism set up on the handlebars so that when you press down on them it provides some sort of suspension.