BSA Bantam (D1,BD1:1948-63D3:1954-57D5:1958D7:1959-66D10(all):1967D14/4(all):1968-69D/B175(all):1969-71)

Make Model: BSA Bantam Series: D1, BD1, D3, D5, D7, D10, D10 Sports, Bushman, D14/4, D/B175


Year: D1, BD1: 1948 – 63 D3: 1954 – 57 D5: 1958 D7: 1959 – 66 D10 (all): 1967 D14/4 (all): 1968 – 69 D/B 175 (all): 1969 – 71
Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, 2 valve
Capacity: D1, BD1: 125 cc / 7.6 cub in. D3: 150 cc / 9.2 cub in. D5, D7, D10, Sport, Bushman, D14/4, D/B175: 175 cc / 10/7 cub in.
Cooling System: Air cooled
Exhaust: Single, stainless steel and chrome
Ignition: D1, BD1: Wico-Pacy or Lucas D3, D5: Wico-Pacy D7: Wipac D10 (all): Wipac with coil and 60W Alternator D14/4 (all), D/B175 (all): Wipac
Starting: Kick start
Max Power: D1, BD1: 3 kW / 4 hp D3: 4 kW / 5.3 hp D5, D7: 5.5 kW / 7.4 hp D10: 7 kW / 10 hp D10 Sports, Bushman: 7.5 kW / 10.2 hp D14/4 (all), D/B175 (all): 9.4 kW / 12.6 hp
Clutch: Multi-plate
Transmission: D1, BD1, D3, D5, D7, D10: 3-Speed D10 Sports & Bushman, D14/4 (all), D/B175 (all): 4-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension: D1, BD1 (1948-50): Rigid D1, BD1 (1950-63): Plunger D3: Plunger (swinging arm after 1956) D5, D7, D10 (all), D14/4 (all), D/B175 (all): Swinging arm
Front Brakes: D1, BD1, D3 (pre 1958), D5: 4.5 in., drum All other: 5 in., drum
Rear Brakes: D1, BD1, D3 (pre 1958), D5: 4.5 in., drum All other: 5 in., drum
Wheels: D1, BD1, D3 (pre 1958): 19 in. D1, BD1, D3 (post 1958) & all other modes: 18 in.
Top Speed: D1, BD1: 72 km/h / 45 mph D3: 80 km/h / 50 mph D5, D7, D10 (all): 92 km/h / 57 mph D14/4 (all), D/B175 (all): 105 km/h / 65 mph
Colours: D1: Mist green BD1: Black tank with chrome strips D3: Grey, Black, Maroon D5: Maroon or Black with Ivory tank panels D7: Red/chrome, Blue/chrome D10: Blue/silver, Polychromatic Blue/chrome D10 & D14/4 Sports: Red/chrome D10 & D14/4 & D/B175 Bushman: Orange/White D14/4: Black, Polychromatic Blue with two tone tank D/B175: Blue, Red, Black
Sources and Review: Wikipedia, Sump Publishing


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