BSA B50 Birmingham Small Arms Company Mead & Tomkinson racing Clews Competitio

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-transmission= 4-speed, wet clutch

The BSA B50 was a single-cylinder convert-499-cc-cuin-abbr=on ohv produced by BSA at their factory in Heath. Birmingham. The last of the big unit-construction singles from the Small Arms company. it had an engine with a bore of and a … of convert-90-mm-abbr=on.

As well as the road version, models were produced for off competition use.


The B50 was from the earlier 250cc BSA and included features such as oil in the and the electrics in a single removable cite web-url= history-accessdate=9 2010- archiveurl= archivedate= 27 October 2010 deadurl= no

BSA kept production down by using parts a range of models, launched in

About 5,700 were Some were modified for off use by specialist builders such as Cheney. cite book-last1=Ryan-first1=Ray-last2=Forsyth-first2=Bill -title=Motocross Racers: 30 Years of Dirt Bikes-date=28 August International-isbn=0-7603-1239-7

Racing success

B50 bikes successful in both road-racing and events. A modestly-modified B50 Gold 500 entered by Mead Tomkinson of England and ridden by Nigel and Clive Brown won the 500cc in both the Thruxton 500 miler and the 24 hours ( at the Montjuïc circuit ), and won the 24 hour race outright. a B50 fielded by Mead Tomkinson held the class lap record in the Isle of Man TT. cite web -url= B50 Racing History March 2012

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the demise of BSA, Alan bought up remaining B50 part and set up Clews Competition Motorcycles. successful CCM scramblers (motocross ) on the B50.

B50SS (Street

The BSA B50SS ‘street scrambler’ was for road use and was partly aimed at the US and proved its credentials by winning the class in the Thruxton 500 miler and the 24 hour endurance race.

B50T (Victor Trail)


The B50T was specifically with the fast growing riding boom in mind in the USA the bike using many common to both the SS and MX versions.

(Moto Cross)

The B50MX was for off-road competition and produced 1971 and 1973. The very MX’s produced were coming off the production line the demise of BSA and were ‘badged’ as the TR5MX.cite book-last=Westworth-first=Frank-title=The Classic Bike Guide-publisher=Haynes

B100 V-Twin (with two B50 )

Specialist motorcycle designer Fitzpatrick created a 1000cc BSA using parts from two B50 in 1977. The frame was a slimline Norton Atlas. Triumph putting the B100 into but were not able to finance costs.cite web-url= V October 2010

The B100 was ridden for two years and has been since but was featured in the magazine Bike Mechanics in April and January 1988.

BSA 500 SS Gold Star
BSA 500 SS Gold Star
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