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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1974 Condor

1974 Condor

1974 Condor

Country: Italy
Engine: Air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power rating: 16.5bhp @ 5,000rpm
Bore x stroke: 76mm x 75mm
Displacement: 340cc
Valves: Single overhead cam, bevel driven
Fuel system: Single Dell’Orto 27mm carburetor
Transmission: 5-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rigid twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 390lb
Top speed: 85mph

1974 Condor

This was a specialized military model used by the Swiss army, built by Condor using modified Ducati components. The engine unit is rubber-mounted to isolate engine vibrations, similar to a Norton Commando, and also has an external oil filter. The brackets on the frame are for mounting a sub-machine gun.

1974 Condor

1974 Condor

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number77x
1/13/2016 6:54:19 PM

Who owns the BSA marque? I thought it was BSA Regal, they even marketed some BSA's in conjunction with MZ. But stopped in 2008. This is a British company.


motormike
1/7/2016 11:13:03 AM

Not .. Italy, but Swiss... to meet Gov't requirements.. had to be Swiss made.. Swiss frame, German electrics, Ducati engine or Spanish built engines after Ducati stopped building singles (1974?) ... wheels are interchangeable...sprocket is swing arm mounted. Last model year I believe was 1978. Used for convoy escort, recon, dispatch and Military Police duties. Should have rifles mounted n each side. Engine is detuned and mounted in rubber. 85 Mph..doubtful.. 85 Kpm..possible.