The BSA A50 Star was a very popular motorcycle of its day. This particular example has a twin cylinder engine of 499 cc and was the only form of transport for its owners for many years. A fairing has been fitted as an optional extra for the rider’s comfort and protection from the elements.
The A50 Star, together with the larger 650 cc version, the A65, replaced the A7 and A10 machines in the BSA range in 1962. The basic twin cylinder design proved popular and it remained in production with only minor modifications until BSA went into liquidation in 1973.
This motorcycle was kindly donated to the Museum by Mr. Walter Brown of Webheath, Redditch, in 1991.