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Capacity : 350
Model : Freccia d'Oro S
Production : 1934 - 1940
Category : (R) Racing


250 Freccia d'Oro S – 1937

All-Italian to suit the Duce

In the 1930s, Mussolini wanted the national industry to be self-sufficient and to use foreign suppliers as little as possible. Bianchi's loyalty to the regime never faltered, which ensured that his company got plenty of military orders. Therefore, the marque launched the 250 Freccia d'Oro in 1934 to replace the 220 of 1933, which was in turn derived from the 175 launched in 1930. Two versions were proposed: the "T" (touring) at 3800 lire and the "S" (sport) at 3950 lire. The additional 150 lire bought an extra 2.5 hp and twin exhausts.

Price Reductions

The Freccia d'Oro ("Golden Arrow") was produced until 1940. Its sales were boosted by governmental encouragement, which enabled a rapid price reduction.

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In 1936, it was fitted with rear suspension, while a Dell'Orto carburetor replaced the French Gurtner on the T and the British Amal on the S. The S took advantage of the upgrade to fit a four-speed gearbox, while a Marelli electrical installation supplanted the Bosch. The carburetor and electrics were the final imported elements on this model; Italian components had gradually been substituted for the Best & Lloyd, Bowden, Miller, Pilgrim, Smith and Terry fittings previously used on the Bianchis. A Sport Lusso joined the other two existing Freccia d'Oro models between 1939 and 1942, and was the last civilian machine to leave the factory before it was bombed by the Allies. The Dolomiti and Stelvio succeeded the Freccia d'Oro in 1947.


Engine: 248c (63x80mm) air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Power Rating: 12 hp @ 5,200 rpm

Valves: overhead

Fuel System: Dell'Orto carburettor

Transmission: 4-speed, chain final drive

Suspension: girder forks (front); swing arm (rear)

Brakes: drum (front & rear)

Wheels: 3.00x19 inch (front); 3.25x19 inch (rear)

Weight: 326 lb

Maximum Speed: 72 mph

The Freccia d'Oro S was a typical sports bike of the late 1930s, though the adoption of rear suspension was an advanced touch.

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

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