BSA B44 Shooting Star
The Shooting Star shared the stage with its brother, the BSA B44VS Victor Special. It's forerunner was the BSA C25 247cc single cylinder Barracuda, Victor Ednduro, Victor Special, and Victor Roadster.
The Shooting Star had a low swept street exhaust system, drum brakes, slim fuel tank with knee sinks. Fenders were standard street fenders with the rear fender suspended above the rear tire by a few inches.
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|BSA B44 Shooting Star|
|Also called||B 44 Shooting Star|
|Production||1965 - 1970|
single cylinder, four-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||79.0mm x 90.0mm|
|Top Speed||96 mph (155 km/h)|
|Horsepower||29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 6500RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Suspension||Front: hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear: dual shocks
|Brakes||Front: expanding brake
Rear: expanding brake
|Wheelbase||52.01 inches (1321 mm)|
|Length||82.01 inches (2083 mm)|
|Width||27.99 inches (711 mm)|
|Seat Height||31.1 inches (790 mm)|
|Weight||155.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters)|
The BSA B44 Shooting Star was a single cylinder, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by BSA between 1965 and 1970. It could reach a top speed of 96 mph (155 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 6500 RPM.
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The bike has a 4-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.
Chassis[edit | edit source]
It came with a 3.25-18 front tire and a 3.50-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a hydraulic telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual shocks. The B44 Shooting Star was fitted with a 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 52.01 inches (1321 mm) long.
1965 - 1970 BSA B44 Shooting Star[edit | edit source]
The 1965 BSA B44 Shooting Star comes with standard features such as laced wheels, a dual seat, pillion grab rails, an analogue instrument cluster, a chromed pea-shooter exhaust system, dual shocks as a rear suspension, a telescopic front fork, a large headlight and a drum braking system. At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 441cc, single cylinder powerplant mated to a four-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 30 horsepower at 6500 rpm.