Once the crown jewel of British motorcycles, BSA Motorcycles started in 1861, and the company's almost unfettered growth included supplying 126,000 M20 motorcycles to the British armed forces. BSA Group purchased Triumph Motorcycles in 1951, but Japan's rise in the industry increased competitive pressures. BSA Group escaped bankruptcy in 1972 and merged with Norton-Villiers, emerging as Norton-Villiers-Triumph. The 1990s created BSA Group, which makes spare BSA motorcycle parts for bikes already on the road or in workshops. Despite the business twists and turns, the various BSA motorcycle models are far more adept at negotiating the twisties on a back-country road. One of the premier models is the BSA Gold Star, produced from 1938 to 1963. Taking its place among the fastest production bikes of the 1950s, the handbuilt Gold Star was a Clubman racer with 350 cc and 500 cc four-stroke, single-cylinder engines. Enthusiasts of vintage BSA motorcycles can find a variety of listings on eBay, including original, restored, and donor bikes. Even if your bike is road-ready, you can find parts, manuals, and accessories such as the iconic red-and-gold BSA badge.
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