A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.
1957 Bianchi Tonale 175
Engine: Air-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Battery and coil
Power Rating: 8bhp @ 6,100rpm
Bore x Stroke: 60mm x 62mm
Valves: Overhead, pushrod activated
Fuel System: Single Dell’Orto 20mm carburetor
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Top Speed: 65mph
Bianchi started manufacturing “Bone-Shaker” bicycles in 1885, making them one of the earliest, if not the first Italian company involved in this new industry. They went on to produce a variety of vehicles, including trucks, buses, bicycles, military vehicles, scooters, etc. The Tonale was Bianchi's premier model in 1957, with modified versions were very successful in motocross. In the late Sixties the company sold some of their interests and now only the bicycle division exists.