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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.


1962 Mustang Bronco

1962 Mustang Bronco

1962 Mustang Bronco

Country: USA
Engine: Air-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power Rating: 10.5hp
Bore x Stroke: 2-7/8in x 3in
Displacement: 19.4ci
Valves: Side
Fuel System: Dell'Orto carburetor
Transmission: 3-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rigid rear
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 215lb
Top Speed: 60mph

1962 Mustang Bronco

Not to be classed as a scooter such as a Cushman, the Mustang was a miniature motorcycle, but only in size, not performance. In the 1950s Mustang's claim to fame was winning the Catalina Grand Prix, a cross-country classic held annually on Catalina Island, off the coast of California. Ridden by Walt Fulton, the little mustang showed its heels to the field of European dirt bikes. Immensely popular in their day, Mustang motorcycles remain desirable machines.

1962 Mustang Bronco

Read more about Mustang motorcycles in the January/February 2013 issue of Motorcycle Classics.