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As a part of my 2016 Worldwide Apology Tour, I traveled to Amsterdam, Austin’s wet dream. Immediately upon arrival, I was overtaken by hordes of self-satisfied people going every-which-way on bicycles, smoking pot and unapologetically living a libidinous lifestyle. (It has it’s merits although I like my sins leavened with a dash of guilt.) Should I have been surprised to discover this vintage Chinese military motorcycle and sidecar? I guess it’s a clone of a BMW.
An early four cylinder model. Incredibly successful, introduced in 1974 with a 999 cc boxer engine, these first examples created a new category: Long Distance Riders (1000 miles per day). Smooth, comfortable and durable, using shaft drive, they set the mark for long distance cruisers. In spite of how it looks, the gas tank is really under the seat for better center of gravity, total dry weight under 600 lbs.
Admission: I dream about this BSA. Check out Revival Cycle’s store.