The BSA Bantam Bible

The BSA Bantam Bible

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Year-by-year evolution of the BSA Bantam, a simple commuter bike that thousands learnt to ride on. It became the standard GPO 'telegram bike' in the 1950s and was a huge success, with 100, 000 built in the first four years of production. It's a story with interesting asides, like the Hummer, Harley-Davidson's version of the DKW that inspired the Bantam, and survived into the 1960s. But it's a sad story too a€“ BSA failed to follow up the Bantam's early success by developing it, and by the mid-1960s it was looking outdated, especially next to the new breed of four-stroke Hondas. That the Bantam was allowed to fizzle out in 1971 symbolised the state of the industry that produced it, but today there's a thriving community of Bantam owner/riders. The book ends with a guide to buying a secondhand Bantam, along with useful appendices on specifications, engine/frame numbers, and contacts among the clubs and Bantam specialists. Every Bantam owner, or would be owner, needs this book - the Bantam Bible!... Peter Henshaw, Veloce Publishing, 2008 BSA Bantam Super Profile, Jeff Clew, Haynes, 1983 BSA Competition History, Norman Vanhouse, Haynes, 1986 BSA Instruction Manual (small format, c50 pages, found at autojumbles) BSA Twinsanbsp;...

Title:The BSA Bantam Bible
Author:Peter Henshaw
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd - 2008-06-15


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