• Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Lot number 
    37
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

c.1955 BSA 35cc Winged Wheel
Registration no. OBM 458

Cyclemotors were a popular means of cheap transport in the early 1950s, so it was only a matter of time before motorcycle manufacturer BSA, also one of the UK's biggest bicycle makers, offered a suitable power unit. This took the form of the 'Winged Wheel', introduced in 1953. Powered by a 35cc two-stroke engine, the Winged Wheel fitted in place of a bicycle's normal rear wheel, driving the hub via gears and a clutch. The fuel tank fitted in place of the rear carrier. In addition to the stand-alone engine unit, BSA also offered a complete machine in ladies or gents style, equipped with sprung front fork. This example of the BSA Winged Wheel comes with an incomplete original frame and a donor Raleigh bicycle. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered without reserve.


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401