Saturday, August 22, 2015

BSA A7 Daytona replica

This BSA A7 Daytona rep build was jointly inspired jointly by an image of ace tuner and factory development engineer Roland Pike with a Gold Star Daytona racer at the MIRA test track and a project on the now dormant Beezagent blog. Rather than an outright replica the machine is a homage to the 1956/7 A7 Daytona racers of which 200 rolled out of the Small Heath factory gates.

The frame was sourced from K & S who were building replica Daytona frames a few years ago. Other parts were autojumble finds. The forks are later and wear alloy yokes and the front brake is a lightly modded conical hub type. The bike was built up by Chris in the South of England and has so far acquitted itself well at a Cadwell Park track day. Must be a great fun bike to ride, the power to weight should give a few surprises to the guys on more powerful stuff. Many thanks Chris for sending in the pictures and details. 

Chris' BSA A7 Daytona rep.

An inspiration for the build. Roland Pike with BB32 Daytona
machine at the MIRA test track.

Starting point - K & S Daytona replica frame and original
BSA cases.

The project nearing completion.

BSA A7 Daytona with Triumph Trident shed-mate.

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