Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Tuesday 1st December 2009
Registration Number: HMM76K Chassis Number: NN06 502B175
The BSA designers converted this design to Imperial measurements for manufacture in Birmingham. The original Bantam, the D1, was released in October 1948 and continued in production for several years. It had telescopic forks, a rigid rear end, direct electrics, shovel front-mudguard and fishtail silencer, was available only in "mist green" and sold for £60 plus tax. Although the frame changed out of recognition (beginning with conversion to plunger and then swinging fork rear suspension), the engine remained a recognisable development of the original for the entire 23 years of production.
Owned by many young motorcyclist of the day as it was a superb beginner’s motorcycle and extremely economical to run giving freedom and much enjoyment with fond memories to all that owned one.
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