1959 BSA ROAD ROCKET Registration Number: XXK 489 Frame Num...



£6,000 - £7,000



Registration Number: XXK 489
Frame Number: GA71357

- First owner for c. 60 years 

BSA's range for 1955 took the manufacturer forward with features such as swinging-arm rear suspension and new aluminium cylinder heads for the A7 Shooting Star and A10 Road Rocket sports twins cam models. The Road Rocket was a 40bhp flyer, capable of hitting 109 mph when tested by Motor Cycling magazine. The Road Rocket reached UK buyers in 1956, by this time equipped with the stylish Ariel full-width hubs. Advertised by BSA in 1956 as 'undoubtedly the world's greatest motorcycle’, the Road Rocket was discontinued in 1958 when it was replaced by the BSA Super Rocket.

First road registered in October of 1959, amazingly this Road Rocket had just owner from new for the next 60 years, finally parting with his beloved bike only in the last few years. A super original bike, with 21,794 miles recorded, and complete with history file, this is an exciting prospect for the classic bike collector.

Auction Date: 23rd Sep 2023 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
23rd Sep 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 39)