Post Sale Update: This custom BSA sold for $4,731 after 5 bids on eBay in Golden, Colorado.
In the early 60’s, BSA’s race team was developing a large single in the hopes of winning the 500cc world motocross championship. A 441cc engine ended up being the ticket, which helped BSA capture the 500cc championship in ’64 and ’65. The following year, the company released the BSA 441 Victor Special to the public – and this one’s very appealing if you want to go race vintage MX!
The first years of the Victor, it was simply a MX bike with lights. The unit construction engine was punchy but vibrated badly at high revs, though the bike only weighed 275 pounds, helping to make it easy to ride. By 1969, the Victor had turned into more of a street bike, with lower compression, a battery with coil ignition, and other minor changes that made some feel like the bike had sold out. But you can’t say that about this customized example!
Per the seller, it was “completely restored last year and has not been raced since” with a couple of hours of break-in on paved roads. The motor is on its first overbore with a new piston/rings, rebuilt head, all new bearings/seals/gaskets, new EMP electronic ignition, and lightened valve train as specified by Rupert Ratio. There’s also a new Amal Premier carb with a Uni foam filter, cast iron high-volume oil pump, modified engine cover on the right side, rebuilt Ceriani forks, powdercoated frame (matching number), Montesa double leading shoe front brake, longer swingarm, custom seat, Tommaselli grips, Gunner Gasser throttle, alloy fenders, alloy handlebars, alloy skid plate, and alloy frame side covers from a UK company. The tank paint features the original paint.
The seller has a walkaround and startup video here:
Find this off-road ready Victor for sale in Golden, Colorado with bidding up to $4,000 here on eBay.