BSA Motorcycles

1972 BSA B50MX 499

1972 BSA B50MX 499
Engine Number: B50MXNG02304 Frame Number: B50TGE14046
$10,000 - $15,000

Fast, flickable and fun, the B50 delivers a hard punchy tune. With its 499cc all-alloy engine, short wheelbase and high centre of gravity, the B50 made its mark. It was produced for only two years and was the last ‘have-a-go hero’ bike from the once-mighty BSA. Although its bark might be worse than its bite, the B50 wants to be revved and, without restraint, the 34bhp engine dishes out the power, making for a lusty leap into what is, for many riders, uncharted and near-hooligan territory. As a contrast, the steering is light and responsive and this has ensured that the B50 is just as good in the dirt as it is on the potted roads of New Zealand.

Auction March 2013
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