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Memorable Motorcycle: BSA C11G Photo Gallery

Our vintage motorcycle expert takes a look back at the BSA C11G, memorable in its ineffectiveness, and as a historic thumbprint of post-war Britain. Check out the full story in Memorable Motorcycle: BSA C11G.

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British children in the Second World War.
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The bike's motor was mated to a separate four-speed gearbox which allowed for more flexibility than its predecessor.
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The design had appalling rear plunger suspension.
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The BSA C11G's front suspension is dire and its brakes are also dreadful.
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The 250cc overhead-valve design produced little power and vibrated excessively.
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Though generally regarded as a poorly constructed motorcycle, the BSA C11G has a rich history.
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The BSA C11G and its brazed lug constructed chassis was 20 years out of date.
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Memorable Motorcycle: BSA C11G
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Hallam Street in London following German air raid.
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The morning after a German air raid with exhausted workers going to the factories.