1969 BSA Motorcycle Firebird Scrambler

Stock: BSA69-165
Current condition: SHOW-DRIVER
Performance: Rebuilt 650cc engine, Air cooled, four stroke, parallel twin, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder.
Transmission: 4 speed
Suspension: Rebuilt front forks
Mileage: 423 miles since restoration
Wheels: Wire wheels
Tires: Front tire: 3.50-19 Dunlop Gold Seal K70 / Rear tire: 4.00-18 Dunlop Gold Seal K70
Brakes: Drum
Vin #: AC17011A65F

A complete Concours rebuild including engine and transmission by the highly regarded BSA craftsman, Don Harrell, of Visalia, California. It has been ridden just 415 break-in miles. Everything is in ideal working order. This Concours quality Firebird is ready to show or ride with confidence. (*Please note the motorcycle was built in 1969 and titled as a 1970 for the first year it was sold, which often happens with vintage motorcycles.)

Start-Up, Walk-around, and Ride Videos


The Firebird Scrambler was BSA's contribution to the growing interest in the USA for enduro lookalikes Street scramblers, which had the style of an off-road machine with high pipes and handlebar brace became available from many manufacturers. The Firebird lineage descended from the rare pre-unit A-10 Spitfire Scrambler...released in 1963 as the Spitfire Hornet. In 1966 it became the Hornet. In 1969 there were 260 of a special Canadian model made which resembled the road going BSA Lightning. By 1969, the entire production line for the BSA Firebird was allocated to the American market which had developed a taste for well-tuned street scramblers. The Firebird is, without doubt, one of the most handsome BSAs to grace the streets. It is, for many, a highly desirable piece of metal and, with its strong, well-tempered power delivery and attractive geometry, the 650cc parallel twin is a highly capable machine even by today’s standards. A relative rarity in the UK and New Zealand markets, the Firebird today is one of the most highly sought-after BSA models and a handsome reminder of the very best of BSA design.