Tehuelche. Tehuelche Motorcycles Tehuelche is the Hispanic name for the people of Patagonia, inspiration for the legendary race of giants. Juan Rafaldi and Roberto Fattorini emigrated from Italy to Argentina in 1949, along with their friend Carlo Preda, with the intention of building motorcycles, bringing with them both finances and workshop equipment. The first motorcycles went into production in 1955 fitted with OHC engines of 50cc which were later enlarged to 75cc, and in total some 4700 machines left the factory. There was a relationship with the Italian Legnano concern, and some models carried that name for marketing purposes. (There was a similar relationship between Zanelli and Ceccato. As motosalpino.com.ar states at some length, "it's complicated") When production ceased in 1964 the partners set up a competition workshop building 100cc versions of the machines, apparently with engines supplied by Legnano. Adapted from a short article by Phil Aynsley The following is from a Wayback Machine archive of a site dedicated to Teheulche This site comes from having fulfilled a personal dream: to have a bike Tehuelche. After many years of searching, I finally found one in a pretty sorry state, but the main thing was, there were only back to life. As a first resort to restore I turned to the Internet in search of information. I could buy a catalog exploded CD, on a sales site, but my surprise was that there was nothing, just some isolated pictures but no information about the history of Argentina motorcycle, any technical data, nothing about its creators, or its huge sporting achievements ... So the idea of making a site dedicated exclusively to the Tehuelche RF 75 and RF 100, which try to restore the history of one of the few bikes grew 100% Argentina, for all those "Teheulcheros" who are in myself situation can find all the information necessary to know, restore and maintain your bike here. The only way to recover this story is to do among all holders of data, memories, photos, newspaper clippings, anecdotes, anything will be of tremendous value for minimum it seems. We look forward to your cooperation to rebuild part of this rich history of Argentine vehicles. There is a Tehuelche in the the Motor Museum of Buenos Aires Specifications General characteristics of the RF Tehuelche Sport model 75 Engine: single cylinder 4-stroke cycle, air cooled. Bore: 48 mm - Stroke stroke: 41 mm - Capacity: 75cc. Compression ratio: 6.5 to 1 Power: 4.75 H. P. Maximum power: 6,500 R.P.M. Approximate consumption: 1 litre of fuel every 50 Km. Distribution: Camshaft cylinder head commanded by cascade gears. Overhead valve arranged at 90 ° driven by rocker arms. Lubrication: With oil in the crankcase system splashed through a needle in the connecting rod ( "spoon") Circulation automatic gearbox, clutch and distribution (no oil pump) Sump capacity: 1.2 liter. Clutch: Single disc in oil bath. Gearbox: 3-speed. Ratios: 1ra. 2,628 2da. 1,542 3ra. 1 Feeding: Carburetor made in-house. Diffuser diameter: 15 mm. Main jet: # 70 Low main jet: # 30 Spray: 260 Frame: welded steel tubes. Wheels: Steel rims, 18 "x 1 3/8" Tires (front and rear): 18 x 2 1/4 Inflation pressure: Front: 22 psi. Rear: 28 psi. Fuel tank: Total with reserve: 10 Lts. Gear Ratios: 1ra. speed: 28 Km / H. 2da. speed: 48 Km / H. 3ra. speed: 75 Km / H. Motorcycle total weight: 66 Kg. Bob Frassinetti: Tehuelche, Gilera and Puma Motorcycle Argentina Topic: Motorcycle Argentina Art and Antiques Dealer selling World Wide. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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elhuelche , Gilera and the Puma Motorcycle made in Argentina Tehuelche was an Argentinian motorcycle that was presented to the public in March of 1957 and produced only until the middle of 1964. The “Tehuelche” was a source of great pride to Argentina, although it disappeared from the memory of following generations of Argentines. Other attempts were made, mostly unsuccessful, to produce an Argentine motorcycle; however, the Tehuelche was the only motorcycle that was mass produced continuously in its seven years of manufacturing in Argentina. This motorcycle had its own design and did not copy any other. It competed at a local level with other “Argentine” motorcycles, which were produced under license from European models and companies, such as: the Puma Primera and Puma Segunda (from Guericke), the Zanella (from Ceccato), and the Gilera, among others. The Tehuelche distinguished itself not only by the characteristic sound of the gear train (SOHC engine), but also for its excellent performance in its racing career. So if you are interested in Art or Antiques, and you are travelling to Buenos Aires, or to other parts of Argentina, like Rosario, Entre Rios, Cordoba or Mendoza, please feel free to email me, I can help, from Guided Tours to Exporting Antiques and Art …….. and what about Collectibles and just to mention some like Advertising, Advertising Art, Architectural, Art Deco, Auto Parts, Badges, Banks, Beswick, Bottle, Bottle Openers, Bronze, Button, Calendars, Candy Containers, Carnival Glass, Chandeliers, Christmas, Coca Cola, Corkscrews, Elvis Presley, Ethnic Art, Ethnic Toys, Fans, Fishing, Fishing Reels, Folk Art, Francisco Adaro, Furniture, Harmonica, Lamps and lightning items, the wild 60's and 70's, Garden Furnishing, Girl Scout, Glass Art, Glass Contemporary, Golf, Halloween, Inkwells, Insulators, Ivory, Japanese Woodblock Prints, Jewellery, Judaic, Kitchen, Knife, Lamps, Lighters, Lightning Rod , Majolica, Match Holders, Medical, Motorcycles, Music, Napkin Rings, Nautical, Netsuke’s, Nutcrackers, Paintings, Liberato Spisso, born Buenos Aires, Argentina. 14 March 1903, Portrait Artist, Viski, Jean ( Janos ) 1891 - 1961, Old Car, Paper, Paperweights, Pens, Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners, Pepsi Cola, Perfume Bottles, Pewter, Phonographs, Photography, Postcards, Posters, Prints, Radio, Railroad , Records, Steam Tractor, Scientific Instruments, Sewing, Sheet Music, Silver, Souvenirs, Sports, Stero Cards, Stereoscopes, Telephones, Television, Tools, Toys, "The Buenos Aires Toy Museum. Argentina", or a Tractor, Typewriters, Watch, Weapons, Weather Vanes, Wood Carvings, Wooden, World's Fair, to say Vito Campanella. Bob Frassinetti: For more information: Email: Bob Frassinetti. Press here to go back to web blog:Daily Updates on Art, Antiques, Collectibles as well as travel information for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bob Frassinetti Art and Antique Dealer. Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South Amercia. Argentina, Paraguay, Chile and Uruguay