BSA Bantam

Richard Smith recalls his early riding times with BSA’s stalwart two-stroke. He started with a fairly standard D7 Super, but soon the 174cc machine evolved into something a little quicker… My first bike was a Honda C100, the Super Cub; a lovely machine, perfect for learning and nipping around locally. When I left home to start my aero-engineering degree, I…

AJS Adventures

Riding a motorcycle at night can be rather lonely, says Greg Powell. Here are two experiences that he recalls from many years ago, one natural and the other (almost) supernatural… One winter evening, I rode my AJS 18 over to Ross-on-Wye to visit my friend Alan. After a pleasant few hours and the disposal of several pints of Newcastle Brown…

Beezumph bounced to 2022

The annual triple-cylinder extravaganza that is Beezumph will NOT go ahead this summer as planned, despite extensive efforts by the organisers, the Trident and Rocket 3 Owners’ Club. The TR3OC is dedicated to promoting the use of BSA and Triumph pushrod engine triples, and has run its annual track-based rally for 28 years. Last year’s event was inevitably postponed and…

BSA bits and long-service award

Best-known for their excellent services to Ariel owners, specialist supplier Draganfly Motorcycles also offer a comprehensive range of components for BSAs including the unit construction twins. In fact, one of the Draganfly team runs an A65 as his daily ride so they’re perfectly placed to develop new spares for the 650s. The A65L you see here has just celebrated its…