1967 BSA B44 Victor GP Moto-Crosser — Auction Lot — Motorbase

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BSA Victor
BSA Victor

Lot 47: 1967 BSA B44 Victor GP Moto-Crosser

The of the Motorcycle Sale, Bonhams (5 May 2007)

This machine is one of that started as a batch of bought from a broker as the of what was left when the BSA Competition shop closed. We are that the vendors researched all written material and period in an attempt to capture the bikes as existed at various times. The two important people involved in original construction were Competition Manager, Brian and frame builder, Eric

Both were consulted in the stages of the rebuilding and, both died while the was in progress.

As BSA’s aging, Gold Star scrambler obsolete, the factory turned to the B40 street model, starting in 1961. Converted for competition the B40 and its successors were developed to the where Jeff Smith was to take the 500cc World Championship for the British manufacturer in and 1965. The B40 started as a 350cc street bike and ended up as a 500cc with liner-less cylinder barrel and chromed

Works bikes often in specification between races in the for reduced weight, increased and to meet individual rider The factory riders during time included Jeff Vic Eastwood, John Banks, Nicoll, Keith Hickman, Scott, Arthur Lampkin, Burton and others. However, it is not to determine which rider which bike on which

Bob Achterberg spent more three years patiently and building the bikes from the of ex-BSA factory parts. of the parts bear no resemblance to B44 Victor items, and Bill generously made those could not be found (i.e. one has a unique size of piston pin).

BSA Victor

This machine is with engine number (Competition Department Experimental 81) features magnesium crankcases bolt-on rear mounting titanium bolt-in crankshaft and an external bolt-on gearbox and shaft support. The ‘pear-shaped’ top end is also different from any GP production item. In its final BSA’s factory effort was by cooperation with famous and tuner Eric Cheney.

This bike has his forks, arm and magnesium rear hub. preferred mounting the foot-pegs to the because it made the bikes and better able to fit between competitors when space was A standard type Victor GP frame is used with magnesium front hub and brake plates.

The clutch and brake levers and are special lightweight items.

bike was rebuilt to a high but intended for static display. All parts were stabilized special treatments, and internal subject to corrosion were with preservative. The new ignition and have not been tested.

BSA Victor
BSA Victor
BSA Victor
BSA Victor
BSA Victor

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