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- The BSA C11G and its brazed lug constructed chassis was 20 years out of date.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