US Model Specification
This hot one can be yours at a cool price! The all-new BSA Starfire for 1967 has it all . . . sizzling performance . . . striking styling . . . and a sensible price that can put you in on the fun of BSA sportcycling at surprisingly low cost.
Lightweight design with big-cycle features! Starfire 250 combines the best of two worlds of 'cycling . . . famous BSA lightweight design for easy handling . . . and big-machine features like a high-performance alloy engine . . . 12-volt ignition . . . four-speed gearbox . . . and racing-type dual seat.
Powered for performance, built to last! The '67 Starfire 250 gives you an advanced powerplant for more get-up-and-go, more miles of trouble free operation. Here's what we mean . . . Four-stroke, single-cylinder o.h.v. design . . . 67mm x 70mm bore and stroke . . . 10 to 1 compression ratio . . . aluminum alloy cylinder barrel and iron liner . . . aluminum alloy cylinder head with cast-in valve seats . . . lively sports camshaft . . . one- piece forged crankshaft . . . tough, forged aluminum connecting rod with microbabbit replaceable big-end liners . . . ball and roller crankshaft bearings with forced oil feed from double-gear type oil pump . . . provision for convenient strobe light timing . . . reliable Amal Concentric carburetor with air cleaner.
Power as you want it, when you want it! The Starfire 250's drive train gives you right-now response through a sweet-shifting four-speed constant mesh gearbox in unit with the engine . . . full-range gear ratios of 6.92, 8.6, 11.4 and 18.3 to 1 . . . smooth-acting multiplate clutch . . . duplex primary chain with adjustable tensioner. Other features include a 5/8 x 1/4 rear drive chain with guard over the top run . . . folding starter pedal . . . and quick-change rear wheel.
All this - and more - in a Starfire 250! High performance is just the beginning . . . This BSA 250 also gives you powerful, safe internal-expanding brakes and hydraulically controlled springing on both wheels ... 12 volt battery ignition and lighting with A.C. generator . . . automatic ignition advance and retard . . . 125-mph speedometer . . . ammeter . . . stop and tail light unit with reflector . . . high-beam headlight indicator . . . electric horn . . . center and side stands . . . ball-end levers . . . sure-footed Dunlop tires . . . and complete tool kit.
BSA styling puts you out in front! The 1967 Starfire 250 has the bold look of a winner, and the rich look of motorcycles costing much, much more . . . Sapphire Blue side panels and two-tone blue and ivory tank are set off by contrasting black frame . . . many parts are finished in gleaming chrome plate or eye-catching polished alloy . . . and the cylinder barrel has the "in" look of squared-off finning. In styling, as in performance, you'll be ahead for many years to come with the exciting new Starfire 250.
ENGINE: Vertical single - air cooled - light alloy construction
BORE AND STROKE: 67mm x 70mm
DISPLACEMENT: 250cc (15 cu. in.)
COMPRESSION RATIO: 10 to 1
VALVE GEAR: Overhead valves
CAM DESIGN: Full performance sports type
CARBURETION: Amal carburetor with concentric float bowl
IGNITION: Coil-battery-contact breaker set
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: 12 volt AC/DC
EXHAUST SYSTEM: Single downswept pipe with sport muffler
GEARBOX: 4-speed with footchange
CLUTCH: Multiple disc
ENGINE TO CLUTCH RATIO: 1.851
GEARBOX SPROCKET: 16-T
BOLT-ON REAR WHEEL SPROCKET: 49-T
WHEELBASE: 53 inches
OVER-ALL LENGTH: 83 inches
GROUND CLEARANCE: 8 inches
WEIGHT: 315 lbs.
SEAT HEIGHT: 32 inches
SEAT: Dual racing style
CENTER STAND/SIDE STAND: Both standard equipment
GAS TANK: 2 gallon, lightweight fiberglass construction
OIL TANK: . . 4 pints
HANDLEBAR: . Hi-western design
SPEEDOMETER: 125 mph
Front 3.25 x 18
Rear 3.50 x 18
COLOR: Sapphire Blue and ivory
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