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BSA - The Complete Story

By Greg Pullen

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ISBN: 9781785007392
PUBLISHED: 23/07/2020
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 170 colour photos

BSA was once the world's most successful motorcycle company, manufacturing more machines than any other in the world by the mid-1950s. And yet, after winning the Queens Award to Industry for exports in 1967 and 1968, it collapsed into bankruptcy in 1973. This is an epic story of rise and fall, even by the precarious standards of the British motorcycle industry.


With over 170 colour illustrations, this book:

  • Recalls the founding of the company and its foray into bicycle and then motorcycle production
  • Describes the evolution of the various models of motorcycles including specification tables
  • Discusses the diversification into cars, commercial vehicles and guns for Spitfires
  • Recounts the successes - two Maudes Trophies and numerous racing victories
  • Documents the fall from grace to bankruptcy and beyond

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" A very interesting read - Greg Pullen, has based a lot of the book on inside information provided by people who were very much part of BSA when they were manufacturing more machines than any other in the world by the mid-1950s. Thanks to these people this is a book worthy of adding to the bookshelf. Definitely one to be read by all those interested in motorcycle history as well as those with a passion for BSA. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: MotoGusto reviewer Ian Kerr

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