1966 BSA Bantam D7, 172cc. Registration number LHU 590D. Frame number D7.4708. Engine number FD7 3597. Many a now-mature motorcyclist's first two-wheeled experience will have been gained aboard a BSA Bantam, a model that was produced in various forms for over 20 years. The introduction of the first 172cc model - the D5 - for 1958 marked a number of developments, the most important of which were a stronger big-end bearing and improved lubrication. A raised compression ratio and larger carburettor increased maximum power to 7.4bhp and the top speed to 59mph. Introduced for 1959, successor D7 model - known as the Bantam Super - featured the 172cc engine while boasting a new frame, hydraulically damped front fork, bigger brakes and up-swept handlebars. LHU was restored by a Mr Hart of Melton Mowbray c.2004 with an engine rebuild, including a plus 30 piston, the frame and tin ware were stripped and powder coated, it was then MOT'd at 16,725 miles, it moved to Bryan Price in 2007 and then Robert Battersby in 2008. The last MOT was in 2022 at 17,623. It has recently been ridden. Sold with V5C, MOT's mentioned and receipts for works undertaken in 2004.
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