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BSA Sloper

Photo Courtesy Mike Ricketts

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In the early days of Dirt Track (Speedway) riders used road or sporting bikes stripped down for the track - often riding the machine to the venue and stripping it down, only to reassemble when their racing was complete and riding it home.

The imagines shown here are the BSA Sloper that was made from 1927 to 1935 - not sure but would think this is circa 1929. After 1930 they had more chrome work.

This is an OHV as can be seen by the extended push rods - the engine is most likely 493 cc although the Sloper was produced with engines up to 595 cc

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