A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.
Engine: Air-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Marelli magneto
Bore x stroke: 84mm x 90mm
Valves: Overhead, pushrod operated
Fuel system: Single Dell'Orto carburetor
Suspension: Front girder forks, rear cantilever with coil springs
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Top speed: 75mph
Designed in the late 1930s, the Gilera Saturno went into production in 1946 and was a success for the company. Very similar to the BSA Gold Star in that it was available in turismo, sport or competition form, and the list of special equipment was impressive. Gilera even made available a motocross version that was successful in national events.