Post Listing Update: This Road Rocket did not meet reserve despite 34 bids up to $7,500.
When BSA debuted the A10 Road Rocket in 1954, they called it “undoubtedly the worlds greatest motorcycle.” A bold claim, but they backed it up with a sweep of the top 5 places in that year’s Daytona 200. The Road Rocket was an evolution of the Golden Flash to keep up with the improvements coming from Triumph and Norton.
The 646cc air-cooled twin was good for 40 horsepower and a top speed of 109 miles per hour. It had a TT9 carb, aluminum cylinder heads, and a four-speed gearbox. The tach was optional, and the general styling lines would set a precedent for the next several years of Beezers.
This bike (Frame #: CA710029, Engine #: CA10.R.234) had an engine rebuilt in 2007, and the seller says he’s got $3,000 worth of receipts covering the engine work and cosmetic restoration – like the refurbished Smiths speedometer. It’s also been upgraded with the silencer from a Goldstar, new cloth wiring harness, and Thorspark electronic ignition. The seller also includes an engine performance certificate as well a dating certificate from the BSA factory confirming that this bike was dispatched to Hap Alzina (the US West Coast BSA distributor) on January 19th, 1955.
Find this Road Rocket for sale in Sonoma, California with bidding up to $5,000 and the reserve not yet met