November 2011 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Glenn Thompson and his 1969 BSA Rocket III

Make: BSA
Model: Rocket 3
Year: 1969
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 750cc Triple
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Glenn Thompson
City: Anaheim

1969 BSA Rocket 3

Congratulations to Glenn Thompson of Anaheim for winning Bike of the Month with his 1969 BSA Rocket 3.

Glenn has owned this bike since 1973. The BSA Rocket 3 was designed by Triumph to be sold under both the BSA and Triumph Triton badging. It was created to meet the demands of the American market.

When Glenn got the bike it had a custom lace paint job and was missing several of the chrome and aluminum bits that give it it's unique styling. The bike went through a complete restoration in 2005, and all the original missing parts were replaced.

One of the unique features of this bike is the three into two exhaust system. The silencers have a rocket inspired triple outputs, and the center cylinder is split into both sides.

Thank you Glenn for bringing it to our meet. See all the photos in our November Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
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1969 BSA Rocket 3
October 2011
1954 Royal Enfield Ensign
September 2011
1967 BSA Spitfire
August 2011
1954 BSA A7-500
July 2011
1975 Honda Trail 70
June 2011
1969 Honda Mini Trail
May 2011
1955 Velocette MSS
April 2011
1970 Parilla
March 2011
1968 BSA Firebird
February 2011
1952 Triumph 6T
January 2011
1959/77 Triton
December 2010
1964 Triumph TR6
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1950 Norton Model 18
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