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BSA Twin Restoration
by Roy Bacon
The only comprehensive guide to the classic BSA twins. This guide is essential to renovating and restoring all post-war models. Also includes development history, general maintenance, how to recognize parts and improve specs. Sftbd., 8"x 10 3/4", 240 pgs, 270 ill.


Classic Motorcycles, BSA
by Don Morley
An outstanding collection of crisp, clear photos of BSA bikes from around the world. featuring a comprehensive spread of models, only the finest examples have found their way onto the pages of this exciting, all-colour photo collection. Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 9",
120 colour ill.



BSA Twins and Triples by Roy Bacon

The Book contains a detailed machine analysis, around 150 illustrations and comprehensive specifications. Each subject receives input from the recognized marque and model experts and photographs are obtained from around the world. Hdbd., 7 1/2"x 8 1/2".


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BSA 500 & 650 Twins: A7, A10, A50 & A65: 1946 to 1973 - Buyer's Guide
by Peter Henshaw

Sometimes living under the shadow of the flashier, high profile Triumph twins, the equivalent BSAs were just as numerous, exported to the USA and all over the world. BSA was often seen as a less glamorous marque than Triumph or Norton, more associated with commuting and sidecars rather than coffee bar cowboys. But that doesnt detract from its collectibility today. The bikes built are highly useable, enjoyable classics. Unlike the many marque histories, this book is a practical guide to buying one of these bikes today. It covers the complete range, from the very first 1946 500cc A7 to the final 1973 650cc A65s. Chapters include what to look for (10min and 30min evaluations); spares prices; guides to auctions and paperwork; lists of useful contacts in the BSA community; and just as important, consideration of whether its the right bike for you. One hundred color photos, useful appendices and expert advice mean this book could save you 1000s.

Format: Softbound
Pages: 64
Length: 5.5w x 7.625h


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Triumph and BSA Triples: The Complete Story of the Trident and Rocket 3 by Mick Duckworth
The 750cc three-cylinder BSA Rocket 3 and Triumph Trident represented the first of a new and refined breed of multi-cylinder super bikes when they were launched in 1968. Offering tremendous performance and pleasing flexibility, they scored many racing successes and have become much sought-after classics. Hardcover - 8" x 10" - 192 pp - 20 color, 300 b/w


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The BSA Bantam Bible: All Models 1948 to 1971

by Peter Henshaw

The BSA Bantam is one of the definitive postwar British bikes, perhaps THE definitive British lightweight built after World War II. It was certainly the most popular, with over 400,000 built over a 23-year production run - in the first four years, production broke all records. Yet it would die a lingering death, production fizzling out in the early 1970s as a neglected model of a manufacturer more concerned with building big, fast road-burning bikes.

The Bantam might never have happened without World War II. The prewar DKW RT125 was offered to the Allies as reparations, taken up and produced in the USA, USSR, even Japan! In East Germany, it was revived as the MZ, and it Britain, it surfaced publicly in 1948 as the BSA Bantam, a very simple little 123cc two-stroke, with rudimentary electrics, no rear suspension and a lot of charm. The little bike became part of Britain's social history.

Thousands of people learned to ride on a Bantam, or had their first pillion experience on one, or rode one delivering telegrams for what was the GPO. Although many of those learners progressed to bigger, faster bikes, then gave up two wheels for family life, they won't have forgotten the Bantam, which explains why there's such a thriving Bantam community to this day - the club, the racing club, the spares specialists, and restorers, owners and riders all over the country. This might not be Britain's most glamorous motorcycle, its fastest or most flamboyant, but the Bantam is probably the most loved.

Format: Hardbound
Pages: 160
Length: 8.125w x 9.8125h


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BSA Bantam: All Models 1948 to 1971
Buyer's Guide

Author: Peter Henshaw

There are lots of books about the BSA Bantam, about its history, performance, lineage and the minutae of its specification, but none of them will tell you what to look for when buying one secondhand. That's what this book is about - it aims at being a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used Bantam. It won't list all the correct color combinations for each year, or analyze the bike's design philosophy, or consider its background as part of a troubled industry - there are excellent books listed at the end of this one which do all of that. But hopefully it will help you avoid buying a dud. Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Bantam, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork. Over 23 years of production, the Bantam is for some the definitive postwar British lightweight, perhaps even the definitive one, with all its strengths, weaknesses and character. Although there might seem to be a wide range of models and special editions, all are based around the same 123, 148 or 174cc two-stroke engine. There were plenty of changes over the years, but none of them changed the basic format of this classic British commuter. But aside from all the history, the Bantam remains a tremendous classic to own. It might not have the glamour of a big road-burning Bonneville or Gold Star, but the Bantam remains the most affordable route into classic bike ownership - better still, its a lot of fun!

Format: Softbound
Pages: 64
Length: 5.4375w x 7.6875h


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BSA Bantam by Own Wright
The diminutive BSA Bantam is one of the icons of British motoring in the twentieth century. It was not fast, or glamorous, or particularly well built; but it was cheap, easy to ride and reasonably reliable. It was an introduction to motoring for thousands of men and women in the fifties and sixties, and it still holds an important place in the memory of many. This book charts the huge success of the little bike from Birmingham that started its life in pre-war Germany and went on to conquer the world. Topics covered: Full history of the BSA Bantam. - Special panels on important features and people. - Full specifications for major models. Hardcover - 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" - 192 pages - 8 color, 175 b/w


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BSA Unit Twins by Matthew Vale
The BSA 500 and 650cc Unit Twins were the top-of-the-range models for BSA from the early 1960s through to the Rocket 3 of 1969. The model range covered every angle, from staid tourer, through off-road racers through to true road burners. This book has two parts - the first describes the design and development of the range from its inception in 1962 to the final demise of BSA in 1973, detailing the various models produced each year. The second part of the book looks at the practicalities of restoring and running the model, through documenting both owners experiences and a full restoration of a typical bike. The illustrated record of the restoration of a 1965 Lightning identifies the pitfalls that will confront the restorer and the practical modifications that can be made to provide a reliable mount for todays traffic conditions. Hardcover - 8" x 10" - 200 pp - 20 color, 150 b/w


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BSA Pre-Unit Twins by Mick Walker
BSA was once the largest—and most successful— motorcycle company in the world. Many of the most famous “Beezas” were powered by twin-cylinder engines, in both vee and parallel configurations. During the interwar years BSA built a series of side-valve and overhead Valve V-Twins in 500, 750 and 1000cc. After World War II, BSA built a family of vertical twins in 500cc [A7] and 650cc [A10] guises. Their names bring back fond memories: Star Twin, Shooting Star, Golden Flash, Road Rocket, Super Rocket, and the magnificent Rocket Gold Star. This is the very first book to deal exclusively with both the interwar V-Twins and the postwar A7/10 series. Hardcover, 200 pg, 7-3/4" x 9-3/4"


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The Rupert Ratio BSA Unit Singles Manual C15, B40, B25, B44, B50 
Armed with this book even the least experienced 'spannner man' has a reasonable hope of not only being able to dismantle and rebuild a BSA Unit Single, but of making it go better and more reliably than even BSA thought possible! This book quite literally takes the BSA (and Triumph) Unit Single engine apart. All the weak points and many of the strengths of the Unit Single lie exposed and the remedies carefully explained. Everything from tuning the carburettor to a complete engine rebuild is described in great detail with a host of illustrations to make the job easier. There are tuning tips to enable the owner to improve the performance of his machine and complete specifications to ensure a knowledge of what was originally fitted. Unit Single Owners everywhere will find this book to be a gold mine of useful advice.

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When Rosie Meet Anneka by Steve Wilson

Imagine a motorcycle that could talk. Not just any old motorcycle but a very special one, a BSA called Anneka that is nearly 50 years old and very much in need of some tender loving care. But Anneka only talks to Rosie as she and her father struggle not only to restore the bike but also find the answer to the age-old mystery of the 3,000 year old White Horse at Uffington in Oxfordshire - the only thing which can save her Dad's job at the local university archaeology department...

Beautifully illustrated by Jacinthe Betts, this book is written for all those who love the landscape of Oxfordshire, Celtic art and of course old motorcycles, especially BSA's.

Steve Wilson is a well known author and writer on classic motorcycling as well as being a BSA rider himself. He is married with a small daughter and lives in the shadow of the White Horse itself.

ISBN 09535098 4 2; colour and black& white illustrations; 76 pages; 9-1/4" x 6-1/8'. 


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BSA Twin A50 A65 62-73
Gold Portfolio by R.M. Clarke
This volume contains articles on Royal Star, Rocket, Cyclone Lightning, Thunderbolt, Spitfire, Special II & III, and Hornet. Including road test reports from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning. Sftbd., 8"x 10 3/4", 172 pgs., 250+ b&w ill.

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BSA Twin A7 A10 46-62 Gold Portfolio 
by R.M. Clarke
60 articles including 23 road test reports. Includes touring, new model reports, performance data, specifications and tuning. Covers Road Rocket, Gold Flash, Super Rocket, Gold Star, Star Twin & Shooting Star.Format: Softbound
Pages: 172
Length: 8w x 10.75h
ISBN: 1855203367



BSA & Triumph Triples 68-76
Gold Portfolio 
by R.M. Clarke
This volume contains articles on BSA Rocket 3, Triumph Trident, T150, T160 and Hurricane. Including road test reports from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning. Sftbd., 8"x 10 3/4", 172 pgs., 250+ b&w ill.



BSA Singles 1945-63 Gold Portfolio
by R.M. Clarke
This volume contains articles on Starfire Scrambler, Catalina, Sports Star, Gold Star, Super Sports, 250, 350, 500 and 600.Including road test reports from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning. Sftbd., 8" x 10 3/4", 172 pgs., 250+ b&w ill.



BSA Singles 1964-74
Gold Portfolio
by R.M. Clarke
This volume contain 48 articles including road test reports from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning. Contains specific articles on Starfire, 250, 350, 441, 500, Shooting Star, Gold Star, Manx, Baja, Victor, Special and MX. Softbound, 8" x 10 3/4", 172 pages, 250+ b&w ill.



BSA Bantam, All Models 1948 - 1971, Monograph 
by Roy Bacon
The first Bantam, Variations D1, D3, D5, D7, D10, D14, D175, Competition, Specifications. 48 pgs, 8-1/2"x6", hardbound, b&w illus.


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BSA A50/A65 Twins, All Models 1962 - 1972, Monograph by Roy Bacon
BSA A65/A50 500 & 650 twins, Range, Competition, Specifications. 55 pgs, 8-1/2"x6", hardbound, b&w illus.


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