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|
|The project nearing completion.|
|BSA A7 Daytona with Triumph Trident shed-mate.|