The green Ultima 500 D3 from 1934, one cylinder, 500 cc, 13 HP,  110 km/h

Ateliers Lyonnais Ultima is a former French motorcycle manufacturer from Lyon. The company was founded in 1908 and produced until 1958.

Ultima were usually ready-made motorcycles with bought-in components. Initially, engines from Zurcher, Aubier-Donne and J.A.P. used before the company developed its own two-stroke engines in the 1930s. Typically these had displacements from 125 to 200 cc.

An interesting Ultima 500 racing machine with a two-cylinder engine and DOHC valve control developed in the late 1940s was abandoned in 1951 without having been used. Production ceased in 1958.

An Ultima EB 1064 from 1922 to 1923 can be seen in the Sinsheim Auto and Technology Museum; a shaft-driven Ultima 500 D3 with one cylinder (possibly the racing machine mentioned) is in the collection of the Musée Henri Malartre in Rochetaillée-sur-Saône, France.

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