1958 B.S.A A10 Super Rocket
We are pleased to be able to bring you this excellent numbers correct example of the BSA A10 Super Rocket, having reportedly undergone a full restoration in recent years by her former owner she is ready for the next chapter! Take your time to study the pictures and video of the bike running and riding, the paint and chrome work are in exceptionally nice condition. Probably one of the nicest examples of the Super Rocket available at present.
One of BSA’s most beloved engines, the pre-unit A10 650 joined the 500cc A7 model in 1949. The existing parallel-twin architecture was retained for the A10, with its bolt-upright cylinders, 360-degree crankshaft and single camshaft. In 1955 the A10 Road Rocket arrived with a sporty 40bhp tune courtesy of an aluminum cylinder head. The editors at England’s Motor Cycling magazine coaxed their test bike to a top speed of 109mph. For 1958 the model morphed into the Super Rocket, which added a further 3bhp to the package by way of additional cylinder-head tweaks and an Amal Monobloc carburetor, not that the bike was all about speed. “The current model can be throttled back to accept happily the inevitable limitations of built-up area riding,” noted Motor Cycling. “In these less spectacular circumstances, one’s patience in jogging along at 30mph is rewarded by remarkable – for a lusty 650cc twin – fuel consumption.” The Super Rocket would remain in the company catalog until the 1964 advent of the unit-construction A65s.