8/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meet the VeloStar: a Velocette 500 single in a BSA Gold Star frame with suspension from a Husky. Yes, we’re serious.
2/16/2016 11:00:00 AM
Reader Malcom Gruver shares his 1970 BSA Thunderbolt, which was given an amazing restoration treatment.
6/11/2015 8:41:00 AM
A reader sends in stories of his former bikes, including a BSA Victor.
4/9/2015 11:40:00 AM
The BSA Gold Star was a formidable racing machine from the start, dominating competition and creating an exciting reputation for its company.
8/15/2014 6:04:00 PM
It took owner John O’Regan nearly 12 years to gather all the needed pieces to rebuild his rare BSA Super Rocket.
5/20/2014 9:12:00 AM
Richard Backus and his crew bring a 1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler back to life.
4/23/2014 10:57:00 AM
A 1957 BSA A7 Twin on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
4/10/2014 3:49:00 PM
Brent Lenahan built his dream BSA triple: A Magni-framed, Rocket 3-powered café racer.
3/26/2014 2:18:00 PM
A 1954 BSA B34 “Alloy Clipper” on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
12/10/2013 5:03:00 PM
Looking at Alan Clews, John Banks and CCM’s impact on motocross racing.
12/10/2013 4:53:00 PM
Was the Gold Star name sullied by the BSA B50SS, an overgrown commuter bike?
8/5/2013 5:23:00 PM
In the 1960s, BSA was known for flash bikes with bright colors and lots of chrome — but the BSA Spitfire proves there was more to the English import than just shine.
7/24/2013 3:38:00 PM
A 1953 BSA Bantam on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
5/29/2013 11:33:39 AM
Head-to-head on a 1949
BSA A7 Twin and a 1952 Norton Model 7.
4/15/2013 4:46:54 PM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein looks at a detonation/pre-ignition condition in a BSA Victor after setting the points gap.
2/7/2013 11:40:41 AM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves a leaking carburetor issue in a 1970 BSA Victor Special.
1/14/2013 9:42:36 AM
Kevin Lemire shares the story of his efforts with British motorcycle restoration.
1/9/2013 12:56:00 PM
A BSA B12 Sports model on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
10/8/2012 11:39:00 AM
Alan Cathcart wonders what might have been had BSA followed through and raced its unusual twin cam MC1 250cc single.
10/5/2012 4:55:57 PM
Low numbers make BSA A70L 750 Lightnings highly collectible.
10/5/2012 4:29:07 PM
A last gasp model from a dying motorcycle manufacturer, the BSA A70L 750 Lightning was too little, too late.
8/7/2012 2:06:06 PM
Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America (Avon Tyres) has contributed tires to a custom-built military-themed 1967 BSA Lightning built by Bryan Nikkel and Justin Bailey of Darwin Motorcycles/Brass Balls Bobbers for Re-Cycle for the Troops.
7/16/2012 4:34:33 PM
Jeffery Lane shares photos and a story from his father's flat track racing days on a BSA Gold Star in the Fifties.
12/1/2011 2:58:06 PM
John Stratton shows us photos of his brother-in-law's 1969 BSA Rocket, then and now.
10/7/2011 9:45:32 AM
Wayne Dowler became resourceful and added a sidecar rig to his 1948 BSA A7 when his family expanded, instead of giving up the motorcycle life completely.
8/16/2011 10:41:07 AM
From dirt track racing in the 1950s to contemporary racing circuits, BSA Gold Star racing is still popular.
8/16/2011 9:06:00 AM
It was an anomaly for a company whose bread and butter was in workhorse street bikes, but the BSA Gold Star was one of the most successful racing bikes of the 1950s.
6/28/2011 11:36:00 AM
The BSA A50 Royal Star was born In 1962 when BSA announced the arrival of new unit-construction engines available in the 500cc A50 and the bored-out 650cc A65.
6/14/2011 10:38:14 AM
Though this BSA sounds like it needs a little tuning to be ready for the road, it appears to be in fine original condition. The Firebird Scrambler debuted in 1968 with both high exhaust pipes and lights, and it sold reasonably well.
5/25/2011 1:38:58 PM
Dan Delehant shares memories of riding his beloved 1969 BSA A65 Lightning.
12/22/2010 9:42:44 AM
Bonhams & Butterfield, known the world over for its class-leading auctions of everything from exotic motor cars to fine Chinese vases, will hold its first Las Vegas vintage motorcycle auction this January 6, 2011. The sale will include an ex-factory 1916 Excelsior board track racer, a first year 1901 Indian from the Otis Chandler collection, plus former racer Bobby Sirkegian’s 650 Triumph drag bike, Pretty Boy III, and his factory-prepped BSA Gold Star that raced at Daytona in 1957, 1958 and 1960.
1/28/2010 9:58:00 AM
Robert Smith bought a 1969 BSA 441 Victor Special in 1976, and still has it.
1/4/2010 12:04:16 PM
Sad news comes from the vintage racing world, where it’s been reported that Kenny Eggers, one of the top riders of the 1950s, has passed away at the age of 80 of natural causes. Eggers shot to national attention in 1954 when he sailed to fifth place in the Grand National Series opener at Daytona, riding a BSA Shooting Star. BSA took the top five spots, and the famed BSA Wrecking Crew was born.
12/2/2009 1:14:04 PM
Joseph Ward astride his BSA Goldstar 350, next to his father, Leonard Ward.
11/3/2009 3:24:08 PM
Wandering through the expanse that is eBay, many things caught our eye this week, but we kept coming back to what looks like a great original, useable classic, this 1963 BSA Thunderbolt.
10/7/2009 9:19:00 AM
Birmingham Small Arms Company rode the wave of off-road motorcycle racing popularity when it released the 1967 BSA Hornet.
8/3/2009 4:40:44 PM
It’s hard to believe the single-cylinder BSA 441 Shooting Star was actually described by a period magazine as a “touring mount.”
8/3/2009 2:15:59 PM
The history of the BSA Rocket 3 is an excellent example of how the British motorcycle industry put itself out of business.
8/3/2009 2:03:00 PM
The 1950s were the heyday of BSA motorcycles, whether for racing or cruising to a wedding.
7/28/2009 12:24:37 PM
1968 saw the introduction of the BSA Firebird Scrambler, BSA's latest — and arguably best — variation on the dual-sport motorcycle theme.
11/11/2008 12:50:44 PM
It's not every day you come across a bike on eBay that was owned by Steve McQueen. The bike, a 1951 BSA C11, comes with a signed title in Barbara McQueen's name.
8/25/2008 11:28:35 AM
This week's find is another British favorite: a BSA Rocket III. Introduced in 1968, the 750cc, 125mph three-cylinder Rocket III was crucial to BSA.
4/23/2008 3:47:11 PM
It’s not everyday you find an old motorcycle in perfect original condition, and it’s even less common to find one that’s never even been started.
3/26/2008 11:08:38 AM
Wrecking Crew Redux: Kenny Eggers recreates his race-winning 1954 BSA Star Twin
7/30/2007 9:43:00 AM
In the mid 1960s, two of the fastest bikes on the road were British: the Triumph Bonneville and the BSA Lightning. Both were 650cc parallel twins, but in design and execution they were very different machines. So which was the better bike?
7/2/2007 9:55:05 AM
Showing 8/10 of a mile on the odometer, this 1969 BSA Rocket III is about as original as you can get.