Over the past couple of months I’ve been working with the team at eBay Motors on a series of collaborative projects – you might have already seen the Buying Guides for the Honda CB750, the Norton Commando, the Harley-Davidson Sportster and the Ducati Monster – in addition to these guides I’ve been developing a series…
This 1928 BSA 557cc ‘Sloper’ is one of those beautiful pre-war motorcycles that I’d have locked away in my personal collection, if I was someone with the resources of Jay Leno. Originally released in 1927 the BSA was nicknamed the “Sloper” due to the unusual angle of the engine, most motorcycle engines at the time…
This 1956 BSA Gold Star TT Flat Track Racer was bought in ’56 by Harvey Farrell and raced at the world famous Daytona Beach course throughout 1957, it was bought from him by a private collector shortly thereafter and has remained untouched, in a small collection since then.
I wouldn’t usually feature a motorcycle when I don’t have a decent, front-on photograph of it. But in this case I decided to make an exception. What you’re looking at here is a 1957 BSA Gold Star Flat Tracker with a custom Sonic Weld rigid frame, Ceriani forks, a 2-gallon alloy fuel tank, a 1 1/2″ GP carburettor, Racing Mag alloy rims, a custom exhaust, a rear disc brake and a recently rebuilt engine.
This is an almost mint condition 1961 BSA 499cc Gold Star Scrambler, it’s exactly the sort of motorcycle that many of us (myself included) would consider a perfect weekend bike.
This image comes courtesy of the Museum of Victoria and it shows a couple taking an afternoon ride on their BSA with their Jack Russell.
The BSA Lightning has always held a place in my heart, the bike just exudes timeless, vintage style. The 1969 model year BSA A65 Lightning was fitted with a fantastic 654cc OHV parallel twin capable of producing 53hp and a total weight of 179kgs.
So this post is a request for information about the bike in this picture, we know it’s a custom BSA and we know that it was taken by Brett Sloan Photography.