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BSA Model H 1928 557cc 1 Cylinder Vintage Motorcycle

Originally established in 1861 as an armaments manufacturer, The Birmingham Small Arms Company switched to making components for the bicycle industry in 1878 following a Government-induced downturn in the arms market. BSA first experimented with powered two-wheelers in 1905 using a standard-type bicycle.

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This first motorcycle made by BSA used a proprietary engine – probably the Belgian Minerva – clipped to the front down-tube, but it was not until 1910 that the firm introduced a model entirely of its own design and manufacture.

Displayed at that year’s Olympia Show, the first series-production motorcycle to feature the marque’s distinctive green and cream tank colours was a 499cc (3½hp) sidevalve single, built initially with single-speed, belt-drive transmission and later on with a three-speed countershaft gearbox.

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This well obtained BSA H is fitted with a Lucas acetylene lighting set, bulb horn, luggage bag on the left, Lucas Magneto, practical side stand and a comfortable Harley Davidson seat. This old Lady has been restored a number of years ago and is a good runner.via/read more: classic-motorcycle.com

  • Manufacturer: BSA
  • Model: H
  • Year: 1928
  • Displacement: 557 cc
  • Cylinder: 1
  • Engine type: 4-stroke / sv
  • Bore / Stroke: 85 x 98 mm
  • Frame number: U11431
  • Engine number: H8060