BSA was founded in 1861 in the Gun Quarter, Birmingham by fourteen gunsmiths of the Birmingham Small Arms Trade Association, England, who had together supplied arms to the British government during the Crimean War. The company branched out as the gun trade declined; in the 1880s the company began to manufacture bicycles and in 1903 the company’s first experimental motorcycle was constructed. Their first prototype automobile was produced in 1907 and the next year the company sold 150 automobiles. By 1909 they were offering a number of motorcycles for sale and in 1910 BSA purchased the British Daimler Company for its automobile engines.
441cc Alloy Single
Single O.H.V. engine
Bore and stroke: 79 X 80 mm
Displacement: 441 cc
Fuel capacity – total: 1.25 Imp. gal
Maximum Power: 29 bhp
Vintage 1968 BSA B44 Victor Special 441. The B44 VS was know as the single that won the Moto-Cross World Championship two years in a row. An excellent motorcycle both on or off-road. The engine is a 441cc Alloy Single Chain Driven 4 speed.
Engine starts and runs very well. A solid example of a Classic British BSA Motorcycle.