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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

1934 Gnome et Rhone Model M-1

1934 Gnome et Rhone Model M-1

1934 Gnome et Rhone Model M-1

Country: France
Engine: Air-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Bore x Stroke: 69 x 82mm
Displacement: 306cc
Valves: Side
Fuel system: Single Amal carburetor
Transmission: 3-speed, hand shift
Suspension: Front girder forks, rear rigid
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 300lb.
Top Speed: 55mph

1934 Gnome et Rhone 2

The Gnome et Rhone, built in Paris, France, featured a pressed steel frame with the gas tank and forks similarly constructed. Established in 1919 and famous for their World War I aircraft engines, Gnome et Rhone produced a range of innovative machines, finally ceasing production in 1959.

1934 Gnome et Rhone 3