Tuesday, October 31, 2017

BSA Bantam B175 1970

Brochure for the ultimate (as in final) Bantam, the B175. Last of a long line and thought of by many as the best of the bunch. A very basic bike compared to contemporaries from the Far East but none-the-less a willing, reliable and charming bike. The beach and bikini scene on the cover is a far cry from the Bantam experience of most owners but as a first bike maybe folks look back and agree that the best days were indeed Bantam days

1 comment:

  1. One learns a lot from these brochures. I've seen motorcycles with a strap across the dual seat but always assumed it was a styling thing. Now I learn this is a "passenger safety strap." Not often used as such, I'll bet.