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BSA Motorcycles

BSA Bantam

The design for Bantam engine was acquired from DKW in the wake of WWII. The design was also used by the Russians and by Harley Davidson for their Model 125. It is estimated that somewhere between a quarter and half a million Bantams were built from 1948 until the end of production in the early 1970s.

List of Bantam models, 1948 on:

  • 1948 D1 125cc, 3 speed, 2.75x19 tyres
  • 1949 D1 Bantam 125cc, AU£105
  • 1950 D1 Bantam, Wico Pacy Electrics, 125cc
  • 1950 D1 Bantam, Lucas Electrics 125cc
  • 1950 D1 Bantam, Wico Pacy Electrics, Plunger, 125cc
  • 1950 D1 Bantam, Lucas Electrics, Plunger 125cc
  • 1950 D1 Bantam, Wico Pacy Electrics, Plunger GPO 125cc

  • 1951 D1 Bantam, Wico Pacy Electrics 125cc
  • 1951 D1 Bantam, Lucas Electrics 125cc
  • 1951 D1 Bantam Wico Pacy Electrics, Plunger 125cc
  • 1951 D1 Bantam Lucas Electrics, Plunger 125cc
  • 1951 D1 Bantam Wico Pacy Electrics, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1952 D1 Bantam, Wico Pacy Electrics 125cc
  • 1952 D1 Bantam, Lucas Electrics 125cc
  • 1952 D1 Bantam Wico Pacy Electrics, Plunger 125cc
  • 1952 D1 Bantam Lucas Electrics, Plunger 125cc
  • 1952 D1 Bantam Wico Pacy, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1953 D1 Bantam, Wico Pacy Electrics 125cc
  • 1953 D1 Bantam, Lucas Electrics 125cc
  • 1953 D1 Bantam, Plunger, Wico Pacy Electrics 125cc
  • 1953 D1 Bantam, Plunger Lucas Electrics 125cc
  • 1953 D1 Bantam Wico Pacy, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1954 D1 Bantam, Direct Electrics 125cc
  • 1954 D1 Bantam, Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1954 D1 Bantam Direct Electrics, Plunger 125cc
  • 1954 D1 Bantam Battery Electrics, Plunger 125cc
  • 1954 D1 Competition, Plunger 125cc
  • 1954 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1954 D3 Bantam, Direct Electrics 150cc
  • 1954 D3 Bantam, Battery Electrics 150cc
  • 1954 D3 Bantam, Plunger Direct Electrics 150cc
  • 1954 D3 Bantam, Plunger Battery Electrics 150cc
  • 1954 D3 Bantam Competition, Plunger 150cc
  • 1955 D1 Bantam, Direct Electrics 125cc
  • 1955 D1 Bantam, Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1955 D1 Bantam, Plunger Direct Lighting 125cc
  • 1955 D1 Bantam, Plunger Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1955 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1955 D3 Bantam, Direct Electrics 150cc
  • 1955 D3 Bantam, Battery Electrics 150cc
  • 1955 D3 Bantam, Plunger Direct Lighting 150cc
  • 1955 D3 Bantam, Plunger Battery Electrics 150cc
  • 1956 D1 Bantam, Direct Electrics 125cc
  • 1956 D1 Bantam, Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1956 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1956 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1956 D3 Bantam, Direct Electrics 150cc
  • 1956 D3 Bantam, Battery Electrics 150cc

  • 1957 D1 Bantam, Direct Electrics 125cc
  • 1957 D1 Bantam, Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1957 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1957 D3 Bantam, Direct Electrics 150cc
  • 1957 D3 Bantam, Battery Electrics 150cc
  • 1958 D1 Bantam, Direct Electrics 125cc
  • 1958 D1 Bantam, Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1958 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1958 D5 Bantam, Direct Electrics 175cc
  • 1958 D5 Bantam, Battery Electrics 175cc
  • 1959 D1 Bantam, Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1959 D1 Bantam, Direct Electrics 125cc
  • 1959 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1959 D7 Bantam, Battery Electrics 175cc
  • 1959 D7 Bantam, Direct Electrics 175cc
  • 1960 D1 Bantam, Direct Electrics 125cc
  • 1960 D1 Bantam, Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1960 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1960 D7 Bantam, Direct Electrics 175cc
  • 1960 D7 Bantam, Battery Electrics 175cc
  • 1961 D1 Bantam, Direct Electrics 125cc
  • 1961 D1 Bantam, Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1961 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1961 D7 Bantam, Direct Electrics 175cc
  • 1961 D7 Bantam, Battery Electrics 175cc
  • 1962 D1 Bantam, Direct Electrics 125cc
  • 1962 D1 Bantam, Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1962 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger GPO 125cc
  • 1962 D7 Bantam, Direct Electrics 175cc
  • 1962 D7 Bantam, Battery Electrics 175cc
  • 1963 D1 Bantam, Direct Electrics 125cc
  • 1963 D1 Bantam, Battery Electrics 125cc
  • 1963 D7 Bantam, Direct Electrics 175cc
  • 1963 D7 Bantam, Battery Electrics 175cc
  • 1963 D7 Bantam America 175cc
  • 1963 D7 Bantam America, Battery 175cc
  • 1963 D7 Bantam Police 175cc
  • 1963 D7 Bantam Trail 175cc
  • 1964 D1 Bantam 125cc, Battery, Plunger, GPO
  • 1964 D7 Bantam, Direct Electrics 175cc
  • 1964 D7 Bantam, Battery Electrics 175cc
  • 1964 D7 Bantam America 175cc
  • 1964 D7 Bantam Battery America 175cc
  • 1964 D7 Bantam Trail 175cc
  • 1965 D1 Bantam Battery, Plunger, GPO Model, 125cc
  • 1965 D7 Bantam, Direct Electrics 175cc
  • 1965 D7 Bantam, Battery Electrics 175cc
  • 1965 D7 Bantam Pastoral 175cc
  • 1965 D7 Bantam Trail Bronc 175cc
  • 1966 D7 Silver Bantam 175cc
  • 1966 D7 Bantam Deluxe 175cc
  • 1966 D7 Bantam Silver & Deluxe 175cc
  • 1966 D7 Bantam GPO 175cc
  • 1967 D10 Bantam 3 Speed Silver 175cc
  • 1967 D10 Bantam GPO 175cc
  • 1967 D10 Bantam 4 Speed Supreme 175cc
  • 1967 D10 Bantam 4 Speed Sport 175cc
  • 1967 D10 Bushman 175cc
  • 1967 D10 Bushman Pastoral 175cc
  • 1968 D13 Bantam Supreme 175cc
  • 1968 D13 Bantam Sports 175cc
  • 1968 D13 Bantam Bushman 175cc
  • 1968 D14/4 Bantam 175cc
  • 1968 D14/4 Sports 175cc
  • 1968 D14/4 Bantam Bushman 175cc
  • 1969 B175 Bantam 175cc
  • 1969 B175 Bantam Bushman 175cc
  • 1970 B175 Bantam 175cc
  • 1970 B175 Bantam Bushman 175cc
  • 1971 B175 Bantam 175cc


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