1972 BSA 247CC VICTOR ENDURO
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 221
Year : 1972
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : CCV 684K
Chassis No. : # AE 03565 B25T
Engine No. : # BD 07459 B25S
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

BSA-Triumph's revamped range for 1971 included five BSA singles, all sporting the new oil-bearing frame and conical-hub brakes. The two 250s continued to use the B25 engine in virtually unchanged form, while the larger B50 models were now a full 500cc. In both capacities there was an 'SS' - Street Scrambler - and a broadly similar Victor Enduro, differences amounting to the sizes of the front brake, tyres, and fuel tank, and also the position of the front mudguard, which in the Victor's case was bolted to the bottom fork yoke. Despite adequate performance and excellent handling, the newcomers were swamped by the tide of financial failure that soon overtook BSA-Triumph - the 250s disappearing in August 1971 and the 500s the following year.
A UK model, this 250 Victor was purchased from the Brookside Garage dispersal sale in Penzance, Cornwall circa 25 years ago. Kept in dry storage since acquisition, it is described as totally original and un-restored. Careful re-commissioning will be require before the machine returns to the road. Offered with a V5C registration certificate.