by Brad Jones
Presented for the first time in one book, the new-for-1971 range of BSA and Triumph motorcycles, including the 350cc DOHC twins, the innovative Ariel 3 moped, projected D18 Bantam, and the X-75 Hurricane, are all detailed in depth, along with related promotional and racing activities. Photoshoots, the lavish series of brochures and ads that emanated from them, and projected and actual colour schemes, are also presented with great accuracy.
By delving into the archives of several historical institutions, a comprehensive account of the hitherto largely ignored massive infrastructure investment that took place at BSA's Small Heath works during much of 1970 is revealed, along with its re-organised North American setup. Also included is an equally fresh and detailed appraisal of BSA's financial situation, from the dawn of the 1970s, until its oblivion in 1973. Besides the many new revelations, this book contains an impressive collection of extremely rare factory photographs, many of which have never been published before, and thought to be the only copies in existence.
Covers the period 1969 - 1973, and the following models:
BSA E35R Fury (Prototype)
BSA E35SS Fury (Prototype)
BSA D18 Bantam (Prototype)
BSA B25FS Fleet Star (1971)
BSA B25SS Gold Star (1970-71)
BSA B25T Victor Trail (1970-71)
BSA B50SS Gold Star (1971-72)
BSA B50T Victor Trail (1971-72)
BSA B50MX Victor (1971-73)
BSA A65FS Firebird Scrambler (1971)
BSA A65T Thunderbolt (1971-72)
BSA A65L Lightning (1971-72)
BSA A75R Rocket 3 (1971-72)
Triumph T35R Bandit (Prototype)
Triumph T35SS Bandit (Prototype)
Triumph T25SS Blazer SS (1970-71)
Triumph T25T Trail Blazer (1970-71)
Triumph T100R Daytona (1970-71)
Triumph T100C Trophy (1970-71)
Triumph TR6 Tiger (1971-72)
Triumph TR6C Trophy (1971-72)
Triumph T120R Bonneville (1971-72)
Triumph T150 Trident (1971-72)
Triumph TRX75 Hurricane (1972-73)
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