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BSA Gold SR 500
BSA Gold SR 500

BSA Military Motorcycles

BSA Company’s military motorcycles (with Rotax engines) and motorcycles for developing countries (with Yamaha engines) under the BSA name. In the latter case, the old one was ” Bushman ” name reminded duty-they had used previously sold on high ground clearance Bantams for the likes of Australian sheep farmers. After he moved from Small Heath Coventry in 1973, Colquhoun moved again in 1986 to Blockley in Gloustershire, where production continued its military and off-road motorcycles-mostly exported to African countries.

BSA Andover Norton

1991 BSA Company has been buying up with another company, Mike Jackson Andover Norton International Ltd. merged to form a new BSA Group. BSA bought the Norton spare parts business of Norton Motors, and thus the change in the capital -starved replacement business Invited to a rapid and sustained growth in the sale of original parts.

MZ (GB) Ltd. acquired and BSA group was to win intensively with the renowned designer Norton F1 Seymour Powell in the development and introduction of the MuZ Skorpion, later, the 1994 BBC Design Award. In December 1994, Colquhoun and Jackson BSA Group were acquired with a newly formed BSA Regal Group and the company moved again, this time to Southampton.


BSA Regal

In 1997, production began on the hand built 400cc Gold -SR with the first batch of about 200 machines, exported to Japan. Started the production of the BSA John McLaren in 1997 and small numbers continue to be built under license. The extensive spare parts business continues to be the world’s Norton double to provide owners and restorers.

BSA Gold SR 500
BSA Gold SR 500

The Development work with government agencies and non- European motorcycle manufacturer had with the strength of the Southampton based Regal Group has been expanded and in 1999 a 500 cc version of the gold -SR was introduced to the European and American markets.

By 2003 it had become clear that the demand for hand-built gold -SR has not been reached, set the previous expectations and production. The 1,000 cc Tempest, widely celebrated in its prototype form, which did not reach the production line and MZ sales failed to meet their promising potential. In 2007, BSA involvement with MZ terminated when the parts business was sold.

In the same year Joe Seifert, then the new owner of Norton Motors Ltd, an interesting and successful bid for the Norton Commando parts business. The offer included a return to the BSA company of his European brands.

In 2009, a serious breach of the BSA brand entered India when U Investments in India that eventually the owner of the BSA brands of bikes, used the mark on an electrically powered scooter. In May 2011, the infringement case was still before the Supreme Court of India.

From 2012, the BSA-Regal website lists only the history of BSA bikes, no new or restored models. Also, they list no spare parts service, but seem to list all BSA release companies relating then given to the above person who holds the spare parts business appropriate section Norton Andover site.

BSA Gold SR 500
BSA Gold SR 500
BSA Gold SR 500
BSA Gold SR 500

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