1964 BSA Lighting Rocket

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

Getting it back on the road. It had been sitting in a barn in east Texas for 60 plus years.

What motivated you to start your project?

Wanted to get a rare bike back on the road and for it to be rideable. The 1964 bsa light Rocket was the first of the 650cc production race bikes. The only made it the one year and then went to the 1965 Lightning on.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

Kept all the original parts I got with it. Also kept it 6vot with the generator points ignition

What are you most proud of?

Getting it back on the road and rideable

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

There really surprised to see one because it’s hard to even find pictures of them online.

 

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