In 1926 Philip Ulberich founded the company “Societé Anonyme des Motocyclettes,” which was located in Reims, France. He chose the marquee name “Durandal” in honor of the legendary sword of Roland, the character of medieval legends and fairy tales.
For 6-7 years, the company has released several Durandal different models, experimenting with both engines and chassis. In fact, the best bike Durandal was released in 1930. While the British company Rudge just started selling new engines Python, which have successfully used Durandal. A motorcycle with an engine produced 350 and 500 cm3, and was a sports version. Until 1931, tales Durandal manned transmission with manual shift, then appeared CAT Foot switch.
During that time, the company Durandal has been quite successful because its motorcycles in demand among French motorcyclists. In 1933 Durandal even set a record in the race “Mont Ventoux Hllclimb”. However, the economic crisis of the early 30s and stiff competition from companies Terrot led to the demise of Durandal. The company was closed in 1933.
A total of Durandal released 200-300 sports models and around 40 are said to survive.