What kind of BSA motorcycle is this?
December 19, 2011 6:28 AM Subscribe
What kind of BSA motorcycle is this, and should I buy it?
posted by leecohen to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I finally found a beautiful BSA bike here in Bamako, Mali. The owner claims it's a Thunderbolt from 1960. I doubt the year, but he could be right about the model. Can you tell from this photo?
Extra-credit: Do you have any experience with BSA Thunderbolts? I want to take it for long countryside drives, and don't mind doing maintenence work on it, but would prefer to not do that work on the side of the road in the 120 degree heat if possible.
He's asking roughly $6,000 for it, but I can't afford that. Will try to bring the price down as much as I can.
Thanks Internet Collective!