BSA C12 (1957)

The BSA C12 (1957) was a popular motorcycle model produced by the British motorcycle manufacturer BSA (Birmingham Small Arms Company) between 1954 and 1958. The C12 was powered by a single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a capacity of 249cc that produced 12 horsepower at 6,000 revolutions per minute (RPM). The engine was coupled with a four-speed gearbox and a chain-driven primary drive. The motorcycle had a top speed of approximately 65 miles per hour (mph) and could achieve a fuel consumption of 75 miles per gallon (mpg). The C12 featured a wide-ratio gearbox and telescopic front forks designed to provide a more comfortable ride. The motorcycle also had a dual-seat option and was equipped with chrome-plated mudguards and petrol tank panels. The BSA C12 was a popular choice for police forces in the UK due to its durability and reliability. The motorcycle was also used in various other applications, such as trials and enduro racing. The C12 was succeeded by the BSA C15 model in 1958, which had a larger 249cc engine with a higher power output of 15 horsepower. Despite its short production run, the BSA C12 remains a popular vintage motorcycle among collectors and enthusiasts.

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