The Final Evolution

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The Final Evolution

Post by Chris Pellett » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:47 am

Thought I would share this, from our favourite authour

BSA Motorcycles evolution at Amazon


BSA Motorcycles evolution at Veloce

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Feel free to move it somewhere more appropriate , if you wish Gerry
BSA Motorcycles - the final evolution


While I'm sure this will be an excellent book I have to take issue with the title.


The BSA company still has a keen interest, and a promising future, in producing motorcycles.
OK so they are not BSA's in the way they were, but nor were the Umberslade Hall Gold Stars.
It's still Move... into the Bold World of BSA, and the latest bikes still put a smile on your face - same as riding a B50.

So here is Evolution BSA style:
bantam.jpg
The Small machine with the big Performance
bsa-goldstar-dbd34-1960.jpg
Vetter BSA.jpg
McL RH Cl Electric.jpg
The Small machine with the big Performance
http://www.ripemotorcycles.co.uk

http://www.bsa-regal.co.uk/bsaco/tag350.php

Look out for the BSA Tag!!!

This has only been possible with help from friends on this forum
Many thanks

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by HPbyStan » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:42 am

Chris, it sure doesn't look like any of the BSAs in my sheds....

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by steve m » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:21 am

i think it's great that most modern bikes have ended up with Bantam-esque front forks. they had upside-down forks a looong time ago. :lol:
there were a couple of regals at the all british rally this year. the kids had a ball on them all weekend.

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by Brad Jones » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:50 pm

Many thanks for the post Malc, much appreciated, and Chris, I agree with your reasoning - all I can add is that my original title idea wasn't acceptable to the publishers on the grounds of negativity. The title as it stands was a kind of compromise between myself and Veloce.

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Review of BSA Motorcycles - The Final Evolution

Post by SteveS » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:37 pm

I received a copy of the book late last week.

I’ve listed the contents below to give the rest of you some idea of what the book covers in terms of subject matter.

BSA Motorcycles – the final evolution – Brad Jones – Veloce Publishing, ISBN 978-1-845846-47-3

Contents:
  • Chapter 1 – Small Heath Works, subsidiary companies and reorganisation
    Chapter 2 – Umberslade Hall
    Chapter 3 – Colours and photo sessions
    Chapter 4 - P22 – Here it is, whatever it is
    Chapter 5 – P25 Bantam
    Chapter 6 – P30 – 350CC DOHC Twin
    Chapter 7 - P34, P36, P39, P40
    Chapter 8 – P40/13 Hurricane
    Chapter 9 – Promotion
    Chapter 10 – Competition
    Chapter 11 – USA
    Chapter 12 – Into the abyss
The book is very well put together, a great read with loads of photos, many that I have not seen before. Brad has dispelled a number of myths that have been repeated in numerous publications over the years, so often that I bet most of us assumed they must be true.

I would heartily recommend the book to anyone interested in BSA. Well done Brad

Regards Steve
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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by b50root » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:44 am

Is it possible to get a signed copy?


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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by Brad Jones » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:02 pm

Hi Rickard

I'm afraid I don't have any copies except for my own one, as Veloce (the publishers) are handling everything (layout, printing, distribution etc), and the complimentary ones originally allocated to me have all gone out to contributors (thanks Steve :thumb ). Sorry I can't help out. If you have any ideas...??

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by steve m » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:58 am

Published: 28 October 2014
Finally.....can't wait....Hmm, hang on, Hmm :roll: waiting, waiting.
"Book Depository" have(will-bloody-have) the hardback for $39.38au free delivery.

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(jeez, this is like deja vu, all over again) :shock:

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by b50root » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:21 am

Booked :mrgreen:

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by b50ss17 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:10 pm

I just get my copy today and I am very enthusiast.Brad is a real writer and I wish him many success for the future.His book is a must to have for all bsa lovers.
Thank's for us Brad.

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by midgie » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:18 pm

just got my copy of brads book. some nice new pics in there. it makes you wonder 'what could could have been' I remember drooling over the new 71 range bikes in our local dealers which was ken heanes in the school lunch time. they were the best looking bikes I had ever seen, and in my opinion still are. the book is a thumbs up from midgie. :thumb

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by minetymenace » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:04 am

My copy just arrived. I would say this is essential reading for all forum members. It really is very good and worth every penny. Well done Brad.
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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by b50root » Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:55 pm

minetymenace wrote:My copy just arrived. I would say this is essential reading for all forum members. It really is very good and worth every penny. Well done Brad.
Also got mine yesterday and I agree with minetymenace.

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by steve m » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:47 am

just ordered from "book Depository" in UK. good price and free postage to anywhere.

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by roadplough » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:19 am

steve m wrote:just ordered from "book Depository" in UK. good price and free postage to anywhere.
Thanks Steve, me too.
A very quick and easy purchase via paypal.

Brad, can you tell us what your original title idea was, or would that upset Veloce ??
I'd pencil it inside.
Good choice of cover pic.

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by Brad Jones » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:39 pm

Ta to all for the positive feedback, very much appreciated.

The original title was to have been 'BSA 1971: The Final Sunset', which worked in conjunction with the then proposed cover pic, this being the same image as the A75/beach scene on the Fench ad on page 90, albeit with a far more yellowy/orange sunset. Its shape meant that it would wrap around onto the back cover which might not have actually worked that well. The points Veloce raised were, I feel, spot on i.e. '1971' gave the impression that that was the only year covered and the word 'Sunset' is a bit of a downer! That now makes me question whether the title of the 'Incomplete Guide' may have been wise ... or not!!!

The cover pic was Veloce's choice too as there were some tech problems with the original one which, being sourced from a BSA folder cover, wasn't as good a quality as the brochure image that is now used. I agree, a great cover and quite dramatic too. I'll probably be able to use the sunset pic in something else anyway, just smaller in size.

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Re: The Final Evolution

Post by beesa71 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:25 am

For this weekend only; a cheaper way to buy is direct from Veloce (http://www.veloce.co.uk/shop/index.php) and enter BLACK50 as the discount code.

Paul.

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