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1927 BSA 500 single

SOLD to compete in the 2012 Vintage Cannonball - USA

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1927 BSA 500cc Ride or restore. 12 months MOT & Tax  SOLD

Ride or restore. Good solid condition with new MOT & tax. Your entry into vintage motorcycling and the delights of the Banbury Run. Sunrising is no problem on this gutsy 500.

BSA was founded in 1861 in Birmingham, England by fourteen gunsmiths of the Birmingham Small Arms Trade Association, who had together supplied arms to the British government during the Crimean War. The company branched out as the gun trade declined, and in the 1880s the company began to manufacture bicycles. In 1903 the company's first experimental motorcycle was constructed. By 1909 they were offering a number of motorcycles for sale.

BSA motorcycles were sold as affordable motorcycles with reasonable performance for the average user. BSA stressed the reliability of their machines, the availability of spares and dealer support. The motorcycles were a mixture of sidevalve and OHV engines offering different performance for different roles, e.g. hauling a sidecar. The bulk of use would be for commuting. BSA motorcycles were also popular with "fleet buyers" in Britain, who used the Bantams for telegram delivery for the Post Office or motorcycle/sidecar combinations for AA patrols. This mass market appeal meant they could claim "one in four is a BSA" on advertising.

 

1927 BSA 500cc Ride or restore. 12 months MOT & Tax

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