The BSA Firebird was the swansong of the Birmingham Small Arms company, before the motorcycle division went belly up in 1973. Though it’s not as popular as the Gold Star, this 650cc Scrambler was arguably the best bike BSA made, and in some eyes, this was the ultimate version of the original dual-sport machine. By all accounts, this Beezer should have sold by the truckload. Unfortunately, BSA was financially in dire straits, and BSA couldn’t support the marketing and dealership efforts required to keep this bike going.
Street scramblers were the hot ticket in the late 60s and early 70s, and the BSA Firebird fit the bill. The Firebird featured BSA’s first unit construction twin. This plus, twin Amal carbs from the factory, yielded just over 50 horsepower. This bike also featured the typical high scrambler pipes with a grill heat shield, and a drum brake that was impressively powerful for the time.
This specific example is a numbers matching Firebird which the seller claims is in great shape. You’ll enjoy brand new tires, and most importantly, no rust. Many consider the BSA Firebird to be the one of the best Beezer Twins. Here’s an opportunity to snap up a low mileage (~7000) example of the breed.
Find it here on ADVRider for $6500 in Northern New Jersey.