1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS

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Lot 124
1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor
Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS

Sold for US$ 2,300 inc. premium
1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor
Frame no. HD13535 B44VS
Engine no. HD13535B44VS
In 1966 the Victor Enduro joined the world-beating Victor Grand Prix moto-crosser in BSA's extensive range of off-road models. Displacing 441cc, the Victor's air-cooled power unit was developed directly from the works 420cc motocross engine, itself a distant cousin of the first of the line that had debuted in the humble C15 250 roadster back in 1958. Of rather less exotic specification than that of the Grand Prix, the Enduro's de-tuned engine employed a cylinder liner and the same camshaft as the SS80 roadster. The compression ratio was reduced, and the GP's battery-less ignition retained, while a 6-volt (later 12-volt) alternator supplied current to the lights. Instead of the Grand Prix's oil-in-frame chassis the Enduro employed that of the C15T trials bike. The front fork was of the new shuttle valve type developed for the motocrosser, but front wheel diameter was down to 19-inches from the latter's 20-inches. Production of the Victor Enduro ended in 1970, early 'round barrel' examples being much rarer.

This last year Victor Special was on display in a private collection from 2006 until recently and it suffered some minor neglect and thus it will need serious recommissioning before it can be made to operate safely and reliably once again. Once refurbished it will be a delight to ride. Visible defects are the split fork gaiters and rust forming on the chrome fork stanchions and there is a small indentation on the right side of the aluminum gas tank.

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1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS
1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS
1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS
1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS
1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS
1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS
1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS
1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS
1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor Frame no. HD13535 B44VS Engine no. HD13535B44VS
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