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Tony oily bike
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« on: January 17, 2021, 03:12:52 PM »

Found this on a certain internet auction site.

Me thinks it looks like a very nice combination of a BSA A10 with XS650 engine.

The asking price was £6,750.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 03:14:27 PM »

Another view
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2021, 03:15:00 PM »

And another...….
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2021, 03:49:41 PM »

The bike BSA should've built -wasn't the XS motor designed by BSA's own design team?
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 02:39:05 PM »

The bike BSA should've built -wasn't the XS motor designed by BSA's own design team?

There appears to a pretty good variety of views as to the origin of the XS650 engine (what’s new there then!)
I once heard of similar one to it being BSA-designed, in that it was offered to BSA who turned it down, prior to it being offered to Yamaha.


Here are a few others from the web

https://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/sunday-salon-the-yamaha-xs650-originality-is-overrated/

http://www.xs650.com/threads/history.48960/

https://silodrome.com/5-minute-histories-story-yamaha-xs650/

http://www.smedspeed.co.uk/enginerebuild.html



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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 07:17:16 PM »

I recall the Kawasaki 650 twin being BSA looking, back when I was young foolish and owned 500 triple kwacker that drank fuel quicker than I could mix it
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 05:49:26 PM »

You are correct regarding the Kawasaki BSA relationship. A Japanese company, Meguro, bought the manufacturing rights to the BSA A7 500. This company was taken over by Kawasaki in about 63 and they continued production for a while. After making some changes to the design, that became the W1.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2021, 04:34:22 PM »

here is the one I was thinking of, as olds says the W1
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 12:41:03 PM »

Found this on a certain internet auction site.

Me thinks it looks like a very nice combination of a BSA A10 with XS650 engine.

The asking price was £6,750.

Looks like it was re-listed as it sold for £5,900 at the end of January (with 30 bids).
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There's nowt as light as a hole, so add lightness.

Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

"Incontinence Hotline" - please hold.
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