c.1953 BSA Bantam D1, 125cc. Registration number not registe...

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c.1953 BSA Bantam D1, 125cc. Registration number not registered. Frame number BD2S 10814. Engine number BD2L 3111.
Many a now-mature motorcyclist's first two-wheeled experience will have been gained aboard a BSA Bantam. Developed from the pre-war DKW RT125 and announced in 1948, the Bantam became a top seller for BSA, in excess of half a million leaving the Birmingham factory before production ceased in 1971. Originally of 123cc, the engine grew first to 148cc and then to 172cc. Plunger rear suspension became available as an option in 1950, as did battery electrics powered by a 6-volt Lucas alternator, direct lighting having been relied upon hitherto. While larger-engined versions came and went, the original 123cc D1 Bantam in its updated, plunger-suspended form remained available until 1963.
Apparently a recent restoration we know nothing of its history and there is no paperwork with the lot. Either for display or recommissioning.

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Auction Date: 26th Mar 2022 at 1:30pm

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