BSA 1968 A65 Firebird 650cc 2 cyl ohv 2712



Bsa 1968 A65 Firebird 650cc 2 cyl ohv     Frame # JD11673 A65T    Engine # A65/DE 06415

The A65 650cc Firebird Scrambler was intended as a “desert sled” (nickname for off-road/enduro/desert-racing), yet included the twin carbs of the Lightning and Spitfire roadsters, giving it more high-rpm power.
The big “Beezers” were very competitive in their day, in desert races, scrambles and on the street.
The very well looking high pipes on this ’68-model were introduced late in the year and both pipes running high along the left side of the bike with a wire heat-guard offering better protection from the shin-burning pipes.
The first year, BSA made only 250 of these Firebirds, almost all of which went to the United States.
The factory maintained that there was a maximum of 54 reliable horsepower at 7,250 rpm.
This very nicely restored Firebird Scrambler promises a lot of riding pleasure on the road as well as off road.