Bianchi “Freccia Oro”, 1933, Italy.
With its elegant livery and the gold and blue badges, this carefully restored motorcycle had a huge success in the 30s thanks to an important person who was photographed while riding it: Benito Mussolini.
The press wrote the first Italian motorcyclist to praise the Dux, Bianchi shined and the sales increased especially because to ride this 175cc you didn’t need driving license nor license plates.
The 3-speed gearbox is operated via a handlever near the 7-liter fuel tank, that allowed the Freccia Oro to travel 280 km.
Just one gauge for the rider: the ammeter on the front headlamp.
The power developed by the 175cc engine is 6.5 hp with a top speed of 80 kph.
An elegant design, a careful attention to details, a nice quality-price ratio and low fuel consumption made the “Freccia d’Oro” very popular and Bianchi became the first Italian producer for light motorcycles.
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