1965 BSA

A65 Lightning Rocket

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Highlights

  • BSA A65 Lightning Rockets of this caliber rarely come to market
  • 2Owner Example Time Capsule
  • Concours Quality Bike, One of the nicest original examples in the world
  • Only 2,604 Miles
  • Stored Away for in a climatecontrolled building for the better part of 40 years
  • Spent the last 2 Years on Display at Throttlestop Museum
  • Outstanding Example of BSA's Hottest bike of 1965
  • This BSA is one of the nicest running British Bikes we've seen!
  • Frame Number A50B9471
  • Engine Number A65D5609
  • Correct 65 Stampings Triple Clamp
  • Correct Amal Carbs
  • Correct down to the original petcocks (they do weep like that all do)
  • Here is your chance to buy a showroom quality BSA A65LR

Description

As the story goes, a chipper young man, freshly graduated from School purchases a new BSA A65 Lightning Rocket as a gift to himself. After a short time in ownership, the man gets drafted and has to part with his beloved motorcycle. The bike was kept by his parents in their business until the time came to part with the bike in the early 80's. The motorcycle found a new home in the hands of a collector who took great care in having the bike on display and running it from time to time. Covering only 2,604 miles since new, this is the pinnacle of Collector Grade BSA A65 Lightning Rockets. This example spent the last 2 years on display in The Throttlestop Museum. It is now time for a new caretaker to enjoy this masterpiece of motorcycling history!
This example is absolutely stunning, the original paint, the brightwork, instruments, etc., are all in pristine condition. We did take the liberty to fire up this bike recently and much to our surprise, it is one of the nicest running British bikes we have ever seen. This A65 Starts, runs and sounds outstanding!
This is one you don't want to miss!

Specs

Basic

Year
1965
Make
BSA
Auto Model Name
A65
Sub Model
Lightning Rocket
Miles
2,604
Vin
A50B9471
Stock
813078

Engine

Engine Size
650cc

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Red w/ Chrome

Interior

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