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BSA A65 Lightning: history, specs, pictures

1968 BSA A65 Lightning in Maroon

The BSA A65 Lightning was a twin, four-stroke classic motorcycle produced between 1970 and 1972. It could reach a top speed of 108 mph (174 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 48.01 HP (35.8 KW) @ 7000 RPM.

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EngineEdit

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 75.0mm bore x 74.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 654.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 9.0:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (OHV).

DriveEdit

The bike has a 4-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain.

ChassisEdit

It came with a 3.25-19 front tire and a 4.00-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The A65 Lightning was fitted with a 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters) fuel tank.


1966Edit

 
1966 BSA A65 Lightning Clubman



1968Edit

 
1968 BSA A65 Lightning in Maroon
 
1968 BSA A65 Lightning in Maroon
 
1968 BSA A65 Lightning in Maroon


1972Edit

 
1972 BSA A65 in Red
 
1972 BSA A65 in Red
 
1972 BSA A65 in Red
 
1972 BSA A65 in Red
 
1972 BSA A65 in Red
 
1972 BSA A65 in Red
 
1972 BSA A65 in Red
 
1972 BSA A65 in Red
 
1972 BSA A65 in Red



In MediaEdit

 
BSA A65 Lightning
Manufacturer
BSA
Also called A 65 Lightning
Production 1970 - 1972
Class Road
Engine
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 75.0mm x 74.0mm
Top Speed 108 mph (174 km/h)
Horsepower 48.01 HP (35.8 KW) @ 7000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: expanding brake
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 4.00-18
Weight 220.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The BSA A65 Lightning was a twin, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by BSA between 1970 and 1972. It could reach a top speed of 108 mph (174 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 48.01 HP (35.8 KW) @ 7000 RPM.

EngineEdit

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 75.0mm bore x 74.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 654.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

DriveEdit

The bike has a 4-speed transmission.

ChassisEdit

It came with a 3.25-19 front tire and a 4.00-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The A65 Lightning was fitted with a 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters) fuel tank.

In MediaEdit