BTH Magneto and Cerriani front end
1969 BSA 441 Victor Trials Special
Engine Number: DC15367 B44VS
Frame Number: B25B 3835
As the follow-on to BSA’s legendary Gold Star thumper, the 441 Victor had big shoes to fill. Tough act, especially at a time when the market included four Japanese competitors that were pumping out increasingly improving products, something the Goldie never had to contend with. But the 441 did well as a dual-purpose model in America, even making it onto enduro courses with some success. Its signature rounded alloy fuel tank is one of the most recognizable in motorcycling.
The bike offered has been modified and built for trials discipline. The April 1969 441 Victor engine has been mounted in a B25 Star Fire frame and features a really interesting BTH magneto conversion. The bike starts easily (unusually so for a 441 Victor) and runs well. It is fast and handles well with the Cerriani front forks. Cosmetically, the bike is ok. The original alloy gas tank has been painted red, possibly with a toilet brush, but is in good condition. There is a Bates-style seat and an additional gear for trials success. The bike comes with a clean, clear title.
Location: Santa Monica, California, United States
See listing: NICE 1969 BSA B441 Victor Trials Special (from March 28, 2018)