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British Motorbike History – Norton, Triumph and BSA

Men and Motors is a British YouTube channel that covers all aspects of “petrolhead” topics, as well as other manly pursuits. If you like super cars, classic cars, sportbikes, vintage motorcycles, or even boats, you’ll find something to like on their channel.

They have a whole series of videos chronicling the history of the British motorcycle industry, from the earliest days, to the rebirth. Of most interest to us though, is this video on the golden age of classic British motorbikes including Norton, Triumph and B.S.A. Join host Jeff Stone as he details the Norton Featherbed frame and roadholder fork, Vincent Black Shadow, B.S.A. Goldstar, Triumph Bonneville, and the rest of the now legendary names.

If you have one of these golden age British twins from Triumph, Norton or B.S.A., Clymer has manuals to cover most of them. Check out our British Street Bike manual, or our Vintage Collection Four-Stroke manual.

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