1968 BSA Shooting Star

THIS BIKE is the same age as me, albeit in much better shape

MY dream bike 22 years older than I am.

The 30 bhp BSA B44. Some BSA owners club members claim there are more Stars on the road today than BSA’s total production run …

My first ride was that fella’s little bro, a BSA D14 Bantam. A 175cc single cylinder two stroke with the usual mix of the day of cast aluminium/iron engine.