List of Vehicles in the Collection

Explore the vehicles in our Collections and see which ones are on display in the National Motor Museum. Please note that vehicles on display can change at short notice. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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BSA Bantam D1

On Display

The Bantam was the best selling small motorcycle of the 1950s. The two-stroke engine and gearbox unit was based on designs from German manufacturer DKW. These had been acquired as war reparations and were re-worked from metric to imperial dimensions by BSA. Later developments led to 150cc and 175cc versions of the Bantam.

From the 1920s the Post Office favoured small BSA motorcycles for use by telegram delivery boys. This practice continued in the 1950s and 60s with many thousands of Bantams being ordered. The Bantam was also used in trials events and tuned versions were popular in club road racing. Bantam production ended in 1971.

Year1949
CountryBritish
Capacity123cc
Cylinders1
Output4bhp at 5,000rpm
Performance50mph
Price new£76
ManufacturerBSA Cycles Ltd
Loaned byPrivate Collection

 

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