Price : $7,500.00 United States Dave
12-03-16 0 Hits

Your Name: Dave

Motorcycle Make: BSA

Motorcycle Model: Thunderbolt 650

Milage: 3987

Vehicle Title: Clear

Year: 1971

For sale by: Owner

Color: Green


The "new look" BSA lineup for 1971 with the oil-in-frame (OIF) design was not well received when new as it strayed too far from the traditional BSA styling of the previous era for traditional BSA buyers. However, in more recent years its virtues have been recognized--better handling, braking, reliability, etc., as well as the then-polarizing styling mellowing in the eyes of collectors and now becoming quite sought-after. 

This example, a single-carb Thunderbolt, is a very low mileage machine in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. It was sold to my friend by Baxter Cycle several years, purported to be rebuilt and repainted throughout. While there are no receipts to support the engine rebuild claim (and with such low mileage and its superb running condition--and oil-tight as well-- it's pretty academic either way), it has obviously been repainted from the frame up to its original livery. It is not a 100% concours show bike, but an excellent quality restoration. Maybe 95 points out of 100. It starts, runs, and shifts smoothly and as it should, no smoke, everything works, and will bring many years of riding enjoyment to its next owner.


Send Message To Owner Phone: 818-606-2097


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