| Bruce Balla with his 1955 BSA A7
Birmingham Small Arms Company
Country of Origin: Birmingham, England
Engine: 500cc twin
26bhp at 6000rpm *
Top Speed: 85 MPH *
Owner: Bruce Balla, Huntington Beach
Bruce has owned his A7 for ten years. He finished the restoration on it about seven years ago changing the color from the original maroon to the '56 model year color of black. The 1955 A7 was the first complete model year of the swingarm. The 500cc model was not as popular in the US as the 650 and was built for a sidecar.
Bruce has restored several motorcycles over the years. He is currently restoring a 1959 Triumph Bonneville, the first year of production for the Bonnie.
* Stats courtesy of RealClassic.co.uk