BSA A65 Lightning: history, specs, pictures

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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.

Engine[edit]

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).

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

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.


1966[edit]

1966 BSA A65 Lightning Clubman



1968[edit]

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


1972[edit]

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



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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)
Horse Power 48.01 HP (35.8 KW) @ 7000RPM
Battery 9.0:1
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  (dry), 220.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual
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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.

Engine[edit]

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).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

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 Media[edit]