Story: Motorcycles

BSA (2nd of 6)


BSA was one of the many British motorcycle manufacturers that dominated the models imported into New Zealand up till the Second World War. This bike dates from 1914. Other notable British manufacturers were Triumph, Royal Enfield, Ariel, Douglas, Matchless and AJS.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/1799/8
Photograph by John Nicholson

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Motorcycles - History of motorcycles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010