1957 BSA 646cc Super Rocket
Lot 573
1957 BSA 646cc Super Rocket
Sold for £3,105 (US$ 4,742) inc. premium

Lot Details
1957 BSA 646cc Super Rocket
Registration no. BAS 205
Frame no. FA7-2104
Engine no. CA10R 6062
“The Super Rocket has a near-three figure cruising speed – a performance to meet the autobahn ambitions of foreign-touring enthusiasts, or those who buy motorcycles with an optimistic eye to the extension of motorway travel at home in the not too distant future. On the other hand, the current model can be throttled back to accept happily the inevitable limitations of built-up-area riding. In these less spectacular circumstances, one’s patience in jogging along at 30mph is rewarded by a remarkable - for a lusty 650cc twin - fuel consumption also in the three-figure class.” - Motor Cycling. A development of the Road Rocket, the Super Rocket was introduced late in 1957 for the 1958 season. A very early example, ‘BAS 205’ has correct frame and engine numbers for the stated date of manufacture, and thus the pairing is quite likely original. The machine was restored in 2001 by the previous owner and has covered just 1,300 miles since completion. In regular use this summer, it benefits from recent reconditioning of the carburettor, dynamo and magneto. A Triumph clutch is the only listed deviation from factory specification. Finished in classic red/black, it is presented in very good condition throughout and offered with current road fund licence/MoT, dating certificate and Swansea V5 registration document.
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