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.
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.
The team at Blitz Motorcycles have a refreshingly heretical approach to custom motorcycle design, they forgo the usual spit and polish, instead focussing on truly rideable cafe racers, scramblers and urban trackers.
I guess this is entry #1,767,876 in our ongoing series “Why Vintage Motorcycle Ads Were Better”.
There’s something about the old BSA models that really appeals to me. They’re just so British. I wonder if it’s a sign there’s something wrong with me that I noticed the beautiful curvature of the exhaust before I even looked at the beautiful woman.
The 1968 BSA Shooting Star is widely considered to be one of the best bikes the small British company ever produced, the 441cc single cylinder was capable of a spirited 95mph, with 30hp on tap and a weight of 320lbs.