1958 BSA 646cc Super Rocket
Lot 249
1958 BSA 646cc Super Rocket
Sold for £2,990 (US$ 4,958) inc. premium
Lot Details
1958 BSA 646cc Super Rocket
Frame no. FA7-5735
Engine no. CA10R-7474
‘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. This early example has correct frame and engine numbers for the stated date of manufacture (matching those on the accompanying registration documents) and thus the pairing is quite likely original. The machine had already been modified when it was purchased in 1979 - the Norton tls front brake, alloy wheel rims and megaphone silencers are among the non-original parts fitted - and soon afterwards was mechanically overhauled and repainted. Kept on museum display ever since, it is offered with Austrian Einzelgenehmigung.
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