BSA 500 & 650 Twins

The Essential Buyer's Guide

BSA 500 & 650 Twins
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Format: Paperback / softback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781845841362
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Description

Sometimes living under the shadow of the flashier, high profile Triumph twins, the equivalent BSA's 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 doesn't 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 A65's. 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 it's the right bike for you. One hundred color photos, useful appendices and expert advice mean this book could save you 1000’s.

The author

Peter Henshaw has had an enthusiasm for anything with wheels from an early age - from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was the editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance, and now contributes to a whole range of transport magazines, including MSL, TAG, A to B and Tractor, as well as The Telegraph. He's also written over 30 books, including 10 about bikes, and is an all-year-round motorcyclist who does not own a car.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781845841362
Illustrations: 100 Color
Size: 5.5 in x 7.75 in x 0.25 in / 139.7 mm x 196.85 mm x 6.35 mm
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