BSA 500 & 650 Twins

The Essential Buyer’s Guide

Sometimes living under the shadow of the flashier, high-profile Triumph Twins, the equivalent BSAs were just as numerous and were exported all over the world. BSA was often seen as a less glamourous marque than Triumph or Norton, associated more with commuting and sidecars than coffee bar cowboys, but that doesn't detract from the collectibility of its models today, as the bikes have become highly usable, enjoyable classics. This book is a practical guide to buying one of these bikes, and covers the complete range, from the very first 1946 500cc A7 to the final 1973 650cc A65s. Photos and a unique scoring system smoothly guide you through the buying process without making expensive mistakes. One hundred colour photos, useful appendices and expert advice mean that this book could save you thousands!

Synopsis


Sometimes living under the shadow of the flashier, high-profile Triumph Twins, the equivalent BSAs were just as numerous and were exported all over the world. BSA was often seen as a less glamourous marque than Triumph or Norton, associated more with commuting and sidecars than coffee bar cowboys, but that doesn't detract from the collectibility of its models today, as the bikes have become highly usable, enjoyable classics. Unlike the many marque histories available, this book is a practical guide to buying one of these bikes. It covers the complete range, from the very first 1946 500cc A7 to the final 1973 650cc A65s. 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 colour photos, useful appendices and expert advice mean this book could save you thousands.

About the author


Peter Henshaw has had an enthusiasm for anything with wheels from an early age – from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was 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. Peter has also written over 30 books, including 10 about bikes, and is an all-year-round motorcyclist who does not own a car.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-787114-36-4 • eV number: eV5436 • Published: October 2018 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £9.49 / $9.99 / €10.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4136 • Paperback • 19.5x13.9cm • £12.99 • 64 pages • 104 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-84584-136-2 • UPC: 6-36847-04136-6. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

BSA 500 & 650 Twins

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