Tagged: BSA

Hip to Be Square: 1951 Ariel Square Four

Hip to Be Square: 1951 Ariel Square Four

By the 1970s, four-cylinder powerplants were dime-a-dozen in the motorcycling world. Formerly found only in high-end exotic machines like this Ariel Square Four, they’d become a characteristic of the generic “Universal Japanese Motorcycle.” But in...

Unrestored Beeza: 1969 BSA 650 Lightning for Sale

Unrestored Beeza: 1969 BSA 650 Lightning for Sale

Designed as BSA’s versatile all-rounder, the A65 Lightning had twin-carbs compared to the Thunderbolt’s single-carb set up for improved performance at high rpm. It was considered the more conservative choice when compared to the...

Brooklands Bomber: 1960 BSA Gold Star for Sale

Brooklands Bomber: 1960 BSA Gold Star for Sale

In the past twenty years, we’ve gotten so used to artificially-condensed product life cycles that it’s easy to forget how durable modern machines can be. That’s one of the things that makes vintage bikes...

More Patina Than You Can Handle: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75

More Patina Than You Can Handle: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75

I’ve gotten into the habit of occasionally posting these Triumph X75 Hurricanes, although they’re actually proto-choppers more than they are actual sportbikes. But I think they’re pretty cool, and since they’re powered by the...

Baby Blue Triple: 1974 Rickman CR BSA A75

Baby Blue Triple: 1974 Rickman CR BSA A75

We don’t normally like to post up unfinished bikes here on CSBFS, but this 1974 Rickman CR BSA A75 is rare enough that it’s worth a second look, and complete enough that I expect...

Tasty Triple: 1974 Triumph Trident for Sale

Tasty Triple: 1974 Triumph Trident for Sale

It’s pretty easy to imagine what sort of engine powers a Triumph Trident: a trident obviously offers three prongs of fish or secutor and murmillo-stabbing goodness, and the Trident has three cylinders of British...

It’s Only Original Once: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75 for Sale

It’s Only Original Once: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75 for Sale

The Hurricane X75 looks like a funky, custom chopper-styled bike, but those looks came straight from the factory, by way of styling guru Craig Vetter, who was called in to redesign the bike when...

Rare Mongrel: 1953 Rickman Metisse Triumph/BSA Mark III

Rare Mongrel: 1953 Rickman Metisse Triumph/BSA Mark III

The famous, sophisticated-sounding Metisse actually translates to “mongrel” in French, a testament to British humor, as well as ingenuity. This bike is different than our usual offerings: built for offroad use, it is powered...

Numbers-Matching Twin: 1966 BSA Lightning for Sale

Numbers-Matching Twin: 1966 BSA Lightning for Sale

Intended as the all-rounder in BSA’s mid-60’s range, the A65 Lightning was sportier than the Thunderbolt and more comfortable than the Spitfire. A natural competitor for Triumph’s Bonneville, owing to similar specification and performance,...

Brooklands Bomber: 1954 BSA Gold Star for Sale

Brooklands Bomber: 1954 BSA Gold Star for Sale

Built between 1938 and 1963, the BSA Gold Star is the classic British single and one of the most desirable classic sportbikes of all time. Displacing approximately 500cc, the alloy OHV-powered single weighed 380...