BSA B44 Review from United States of America

1968 BSA B44

Model year1968
Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired6100 miles
Most recent distance6700 miles


Beautiful hand made work of art


Everything, and I still love this little thing!!!

General Comments:

Absolutely a blast to ride! It is loud and torquey, turns heads wherever I go, and people just think it's pretty.

However, this is a bike for those who want to work on what they ride. It is a very simple single carb and cylinder 441cc thumper. Really easy to work on. It was my first bike. I bought it knowing nothing about motorcycles or British singles and I learned the ins and outs quickly. Yes, it needs constant love and attention, but don't all good and beautiful things? The diametrical opposite of mass produced efficiency.

Love it, love it, love it. Perfect city bike. I would not take it on the highway though. But then again I wouldn't take any bike on the highway.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2009

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review