BSA: The Complete Story (Hardcover)

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BSA: The Complete Story (Hardcover)

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BSA was once the world's most successful motorcycle company, manufacturing more machines than any other in the world by the mid-1950s. And yet, after winning the Queens Award to Industry for exports in 1967 and 1968, it collapsed into bankruptcy in 1973. 

This is an epic story of rise and fall, even by the precarious standards of the British motorcycle industry. With more than 170 illustrations, this book recalls the founding of the company and its foray into bicycle and then motorcycle production and describes the evolution of the various models of motorcycles including specification tables. It discusses the diversification into cars, commercial vehicles and guns for Spitfires and recounts the successes - two Maudes Trophies and numerous racing victories. Finally, it documents the fall from grace to bankruptcy and beyond.

Greg Pullen trained and enjoyed a career as a chartered surveyor, being awarded the RICS postgraduate diploma in building conservation in 1995, and finally retiring as a Fellow in 2009 to pursue his interest in Italian motorcycles. He has been fortunate to have had private tours of Italian motorcycle factories and private collections to better understand the history and machines of Italy. Greg is also a consultant to Bonhams collectors' motorcycles department. Greg has written on Italian motorcycles for many magazines including Classic Bike, Classic Bike Guide and Bike, alongside his own publication, Benzina. He is also the author of Moto Guzzi - The Complete Story, and A-Z of Italian Motorcycle Manufacturers, available from Crowood.

Product Details ISBN: 9781785007392
ISBN-10: 1785007394
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
Publication Date: November 24th, 2020
Pages: 176
Language: English