BSA UNIT SINGLES: Much of a good thing…

‘Several species of small furry animals…’

BSA SOLD A VAST number of ride-to-work utility motorcycles.

Most of these were of relatively low capacity, sturdily built and ideal for their intended commuter role.


That is actually to say that their performance was adequate for the urban and country roads of the time, but would be rather lacking on the new dual carriageways and motorways of the coming decades.

The world was changing, changing fast in terms of personal mobility, and the decision-makers within BSA recognised that as well as anyone.

So it was, presumably, that the decision was taken to discontinue the line of worthy heavyweight singles at the end of the 1950s.


Read more in June’s edition of CBG

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