BSA A75R Rocket 3 1969 A75 T150 Trident

Sale price: £8000 ≈ $10125 ≈ €8960 ≈ ₿1.09 btc

Item location: Winchester Hampshire, UK United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Brand: BSA
Model: A75R Rocket 3
Year: 1969
Condition: Used
Color: Red
Mileage: 41544
Engine: 750
Transmission: Four-speed manual
Starter: Kick start
Drivetype: Chain
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Description

Motorcycle Emporium Ltd

Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Importers 

Unit 20. Stonefield Park. Martins Lane. Chilbolton. Winchester. Hampshire. SO20 6BL

Telephone 07745 650984

To view the Motorcycles we have for sale please call to arrange a time.

For Sale BSA A75R Rocket 3

Stock Number: 714

Frame Number: DC02644 A75R

Engine Number: CC02273 A75R

Mileage: 41. 44

Description:

A video of this machine can be seen at the following link: http://youtu. be/efNsB-8C3cg

The Rocket 3 was the last motorcycle developed and sold by the BSA marque. the BSA Rocket 3. and its sister machine the Triumph Trident. nbsp;were created to meet the demands of the US market and its demand for increased capacity. the 750 cc push rod triple was smoother and more powerful than the parallel twins that had been the staple of the British industry for 35 years. The two machines were very similar. the primary differences were that the Rocket had an A65 style double-loop cradle frame versus the Trident single down tube and the barrels on the rocket were canted forward at an angle of 15 degrees where the Tridents were upright.

Despite BSAs racing success sales did not meet expectations and the Trident significantly out sold the BSA. this led to the Rocket 3 having a much shorter production run than the Triumph. although a twist of irony saw the Rocket 3 live on in perhaps the most famous factory custom. the Craig Vetter designed Triumph Hurricane  

Cosmetic

This motorcycle is in beautiful cosmetic condition with very few marks or blemishes it has clearly seen a level of restoration work. but this work has been carried out to a high standard and done with great sympathy for the machine as it retains many of its original parts.

All of the paint work has been refinished. the tank has no dents or damage and is in excellent condition. the side panels are in similarly excellent condition with just a very small chip on the top of the right hand panel. The mudguards are in good shape. both are very solid with no damage to report.

The seat is in good condition there are no splits in the cover and a good solid base. The 'ray gun' exhaust system. which is so much a part of the character of these machines and responsible for producing that famous triple howl. is in great shape. there is a small shallow dent at the rear of the right hand silencer. but it is very minor and personally I would not consider changing the silencer as for me the beauty of the originality far outweighs the small amount of damage. The original Jones rims are in remarkable condition. in my experience most suffer a level of corrosion regardless of how well they have been kept. the rims on this machine are exceptionally clean.  

Mechanical 

The bike starts easily and runs beautifully. it ticks over very smoothly at 1. 00 rpm as can be seen in the video. the bike pulls well and there are no indications of any mechanical issues at all. The engine cases are clean with no damage and there are no signs of the bike being crashed or dropped.

The clutch works well and the gears select cleanly and smoothly. we have test ridden the bike and the drive train was faultless.

Chassis and Cycle Parts

The chassis and cycle parts are in good order.

The frame is undamaged and the paint very clean. The twin leading shoe front brake is working well as is the rear brake. The forks are clean and in good order. the action is smooth and the damping effective. The rear shocks are in good order and is damping well.

The bike is fitted with the original airbox.

Electrical

The headlight is working well on high and dipped beam and the rear light is working. the brake light is not working and that will require investigation. the bike is not fitted with indicators and the horn is not working. The instruments are original and in good cosmetic condition. the rev counter is working well but the speedo needle spins so this instrument will need repair.

Summary

This is a beautiful example of BSA's last motorcycle it is in lovely condition. while the frame and engine numbers do not match. the production dates are April and March 1969 respectively. the bike is in beautiful cosmetic condition and mechanically excellent and I am sure will give the new owner a great deal of pleasure. An hour with a spare bulb or perhaps a brake light switch and a fix to the speedo should have this old girl ready for a summer to remember and all set to one of the motorcycle worlds greatest soundtracks.

Please review the pictures and video carefully they form an integral part of the description. please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

Now you have read the description you might want to place a

Bid? Before you do please read the information below.

This Motorcycle will need to be registered with DVLA.  The Registration procedure is simple.  We spend a good deal of time working with the DVLA and HMRC to ensure that are bikes are compliant with all current legislation in order that our customers do not have any difficulties in obtaining age related registrations. we have not had a problem with this in over 700 motorcycles we have sold.

How to register an Imported Motorcycle.

1.  MOT the motorcycle on the chassis number. not required for pre 1960 machines.

2.  Insure the motorcycle on the chassis number.

3.  We at the Motorcycle Emporium will provide the following forms:

▪ An invoice

▪ A V55/5 – Application form to register the bike at DVLA

▪ NOVA reference number as proof duties paid

▪   Contact details for the provision of a dating certificate for the age related number plate

4.  Post all the paper work to the DVLA

5.  You will then receive your tax disc. a new MOT certificate with your new registration mark within 3 to 10 days.

6.  A normal V5C Registration Certificate will follow by post within the next 28 days.

7.  DVLA will charge £55. 00 plus the road tax fee to register the motorcycle

Please consider carefully before bidding on the motorcycle we have for sale if you are new to the world of motorcycle maintenance. This motorcycle is a classic machine. it will need to be maintained and cared for. and if you can't spin the occasional spanner we would not recommend purchase.  

Our Feedback: Our customers say we offer a good honest description. we are helpful. we are professional. collection and payment is made easy. communication is excellent and many customers buy from us more than once.

If you win: Please contact us within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Call Tony on 07745 650984 or email via eBay.  Bikes can be stored for a period should you not be able to collect immediately by agreement.

Payment: We accept payment by bank transfer. cheque or cash on collection. if payment is made by cheque the funds will need to clear before the bike can be released.

UK Delivery/International Shipping.

If you need your motorcycle delivered we recommend the following shippers depending on your location. they are professional. reliable and will treat your motorcycle like their own. alternatively if you have your own preferred shipper we are more than happy to work with them.

If you need a price for delivery then please contact the appropriate service below:

UK Deliveries: Call Peter on 07831 559538

www. motorcycledeliveryservice. co. uk

European Deliveries: Call Chas on 01233 633623

www. chasmortimer. co. uk

Worldwide Buyers: We are more than happy to deal with International buyers. please contact Shipsafe Logistics via their website below

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Please notify your shipper of our contact details and we will arrange the loading and dispatch of your motorcycle. we will make the whole process as simple and straightforward as possible.

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