1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277

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Lot 259
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket
Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277

Sold for US$ 7,475 inc. premium
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket

Frame no. GA78589
Engine no. DA10R2277

One of BSA's most beloved engines, the pre-unit A10 650 joined the 500cc A7 model in 1949. The existing parallel-twin architecture was retained for the A10, with its bolt-upright cylinders, 360-degree crankshaft and single camshaft. In 1955 the A10 Road Rocket arrived with a sporty 40bhp tune courtesy of an aluminum cylinder head. The editors at England's Motor Cycling magazine coaxed their test bike to a top speed of 109mph. For 1958 the model morphed into the Super Rocket, which added a further 3bhp to the package by way of additional cylinder-head tweaks and an Amal Monobloc carburetor, not that the bike was all about speed. "The current model can be throttled back to accept happily the inevitable limitations of built-up area riding," noted Motor Cycling. "In these less spectacular circumstances, one's patience in jogging along at 30mph is rewarded by remarkable – for a lusty 650cc twin – fuel consumption." The Super Rocket would remain in the company catalog until the 1964 advent of the unit-construction A65s.

Proudly wearing one of best gas tank decals in all of British motorcycling, this 'Big Valve' 1960 Super Rocket is an unrestored, original-paint, 10,000-mile example that has even managed to retain its enclosed drive chain tinware, often missing or damaged on these bikes. Reportedly an excellent runner, its only deviations from stock are aftermarket 'cocktail shaker' mufflers and a chromed crash bar, typical period accessories.
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1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
1960 BSA A10 Super Rocket Frame no. GA78589 Engine no. DA10R2277
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