A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.
1957 F.B. Mondial TV175
Engine: Air-cooled single cylinder four-stroke
Ignition: Battery and coil
Power Rating: 18bhp
Bore x Stroke: 60 x 62
Displacement: 174 cc
Valves: Single overhead cam, chain drive
Fuel System: Single Dell'Orto 20mm carburetor
Transmission: Four speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear drums
Weight: 240 lbs.
Top Speed: 90mph
The TV175 was the super-sports model from Mondial. One of the smaller Italian manufacturers, they were pioneers in ultra high rpm small-capacity four-strokes, and also in developing extensive full fairings on their racing machines. Their racing successes were out of proportion to their size, having won the World 125cc road racing title in 1949. The F.B. initials stand for Fratelli Boselli, translated to Boselli brothers.