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Where BSAs Dare

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Where BSAs Dare

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Where BSAs Dare!

In 1952, BSA wanted to publicise their new 500cc Star Twin. So what better way than to set the bike a nearly impossible task? They took three standard bikes and, under Auto-Cycle Union observation, rode them to Australia, entered the 1952 International Six Days Trial, considered the Olympics of endurance motorcycle sport at the time, won three Golds, then rode the same bikes north through Germany, Denmark and Sweden to Oslo in Norway where they undertook a speed test – all this in just over three weeks and in unrelenting rain! They rode the same bikes back to Birmingham!

This dramatic and compelling story is told by one of the three riders involved, and really gives a feel of what it must have been like. This fear of endurance and reliability of both man and machine is probably still unmatched in the modern era. The book also includes a history of the Maudes Trophy itself from 1923 to the last attempt to win the Trophy in 1994, which provides some amazing perspective to this legendary story. A joy for all BSA owners, especially those with a BSA Star Twin, motorcycle trials riders and other enthusiasts who relish motorcycle travel and adventure.

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Weight 0.65 kg

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