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
Engine: Air-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Bore x Stroke: 69 x 82mm
Fuel system: Single Amal carburetor
Transmission: 3-speed, hand shift
Suspension: Front girder forks, rear rigid
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Top Speed: 55mph
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.