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BSA

The Complete Story by Greg Pullen Code: 58877 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publication date: 30/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020 Price: AU $69.99

BSA was once the worlds 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 over 170 illustrations, this book recalls the founding of the company and its foray into bicycle and then motorcycle production. It describes the evolution of the various models of motorcycles including specification tables and discusses the diversification into cars, commercial vehicles and guns for Spitfires. It recounts the successes - two Maudes Trophies and numerous racing victories, and documents the fall from grace to bankruptcy and beyond.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
Publisher: CROWOOD PRESS
Publication date: 30/10/2020
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 260mm X 215mm
Code: 58877

Greg Pullen trained and enjoyed a career as a chartered surveyor, finally retiring as a Fellow in 2009 to pursue his interest in motorcycles and writing. His lifelong love affair with two wheels began in the era of the sports moped and Barry Sheene, growing up in rural Wiltshire during the long, hot summers of the 1970s. Greg has written for many magazines including Classic Bike, Classic Bike Guide and Bike, alongside his own publication, Benzina. He is also author of five other books for Crowood on Classic TT Racers, Ducati Desmodue, Moto Guzzi, The A-Z of Italian Motorcycles and Honda V4s, as well as his self-published Ducati and the TT.