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 Post subject: BSA-SR
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:55 am 
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Many of you may know this, the BSA Regal in UK and DAYTONA produced a hybrid-bike with SR engine with a double cradle, feather bed frame about 10 years ago. It was called BSA-Gold-SR and about 500 were produced at that time.
It is said that about 200 were imported and sold in Japan, but we rarely see them on the road here.
Recently, I found this bike reasonably priced at a shop and wondering if I should get it or not.
I wonder if there is anyone who is riding this bike on this forum and if so, I would like to hear what it is like. (feeling, etc.)

Also wanna know what you guys think about getting this....

Thanks,

JAYRO


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 Post subject: Re: BSA-SR
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:23 am 
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Hi Jayro,

Good to see you checking the SRs out.

If they hold their value over there then they are probably worth getting and keeping for the future. I imagine that they handle pretty well and being an SR you can get them to go pretty well without much trouble.

I recall seeing some with the big head and cylinder fitted as well.

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 Post subject: Re: BSA-SR
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Shit man ,you'd have to buy that one if it was the right price ! Very rare indeed :mrgreen: cheers Dave.

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 Post subject: Re: BSA-SR
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:27 am 
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Amazing things! I remember watching a BSA doco a while ago that showed the BSA SR at the end. Pretty interesting stuff...

Now, if Royal Enfield put SR donks in them, that'd be a pretty neat looking, and running, bike.


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 Post subject: Re: BSA-SR
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:52 am 
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Marlon wrote:
Now, if Royal Enfield put SR donks in them, that'd be a pretty neat looking, and running, bike.


Well, it's not very hard to find an (Indian) Royal Enfield with a blown engine! Especially the Electras. When I've got two SR engines we could take one to somebody with an RE and see how it might fit.... (I've had this dream for a while!)

Mind you, when i was comparing an SR and a RE when I was buying, the SR looked clearly rocker and tough; and the RE, I must admit - and according to the opinions of friends - looked like something for a postman dressed in white! The SR holds its own!

Speaking of SR BSAs, then of course there's this (which somebody here rudley called a "blue abortion"! :shock: but which I like)...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bsanorthst ... 3/sizes/l/

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 Post subject: Re: BSA-SR
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Looks kinda neat, nice carb, tho the head pipe looks like a compromise to style ( looks kinked/restrictive).
Is it just me, or does that "seat" look really uncomfortable? :o
Might be interesting to watch & see if they appreciate (if that floats your boat ) in value, if the production numbers are as low as you mentioned.


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 Post subject: Re: BSA-SR
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:07 pm 
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Never ever seen this bike...come on get it! I´ll take your Norton SR ;-)

Excellent bike!

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 Post subject: Re: BSA-SR
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Guys, thanks for your comments!!
I will consider through this weekend and if I buy that one, I will write a report about it :o)

Hmmmmmm........


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 Post subject: Re: BSA-SR
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Heh, heh...don't mind those little Starfires to look at...SR engine improves it though...

Let us know how you go with it Jayro...

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 Post subject: Re: BSA-SR
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If you have the bucks and the price is reasonable I would think seriously about it. I love the look. That gas tank has the real British hi -po vintage big single look about it and that little indent at the bottom back of the tank has a Velocette Thruxton look to it.


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