BSA A7 Shoting Star: history, specs, pictures

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BSA A7 Shoting Star
Production 1954 - 1962
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 66.0mm x 72.6mm
Top Speed 104 mph (168 km/h)
Horsepower 19.31 HP (14.4 KW) @ 6000RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Ignition lucas magneto
Transmission Clutch: wet multiplate
Suspension Front: hydralic telescopic forks
Rear: twin shock
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 3.25-19
Wheelbase 54.76 inches (1391 mm)
Length 85.83 inches (2180 mm)
Weight 425.49 pounds (193.0 Kg) (dry),
Fuel Capacity 5.02 Gallon (19.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The BSA A7 Shoting Star was a twin, four-stroke standard produced by BSA between 1954 and 1962. It could reach a top speed of 104 mph (168 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 19.31 HP (14.4 KW) @ 6000 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 66.0mm bore x 72.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 497.0 cubic centimeters.


Power was moderated via the wet multiplate.


It came with a 3.25-19 front tire and a 3.25-19 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a hydralic telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a twin shock. The A7 Shoting Star was fitted with a 5.02 Gallon (19.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 425.49 pounds (193.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 54.76 inches (1391 mm) long.