1961 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super
Registration no. 642 UXG
Frame no. D7 23364
Engine no. ED7B 17137
Many a now-mature motorcyclist's first two-wheeled experience will have been gained aboard a BSA Bantam, a model that was produced in various forms for over 20 years. The introduction of the first 172cc model - the D5 - for 1958 marked a number of developments, the most important of which were a stronger big-end bearing and improved lubrication. A raised compression ratio and larger carburettor increased maximum power to 7.4bhp and the top speed to 59mph. Introduced for 1959, successor D7 model - known as the Bantam Super - featured the 172cc engine while boasting a new frame, hydraulically damped front fork, bigger brakes and up-swept handlebars.
Restored by a previous owner between 2007 and 2009, this very tidy Bantam Super is described as in generally excellent condition and working correctly. Taxed and MoT'd to July 2010, the machine is offered with Swansea V5, sundry restoration invoices and BSA Owners Club dating certificate confirming all numbers correct.