Yesterdays have this lovely rigid Daytona DB34 Goldstar in their showroom’s.
“In 350cc and 500cc configurations, the Gold Star earned its popularity and status as one of the fastest production motorcycles of the 1950s. Each one was hand-built, and especially for the Daytona 200, dirt track and general road racing a special rigid frame was available.
Some 300 frame’s were made ,a few for the factory trail bikes and most of them for the dirt track sport in de US and only a handful in the Daytona trim, as shown here”
Union Motorcycle Classics – “1967 BSA Lightning. A talented engine builder went through the motor of this one time basket case, but then lost interest as the flashier Spitfires, Rocket Goldstars, and Proddy Commandos kept his attentions focused elsewhere. An old comrade, he sweet talked us into taking on this project. Like the builder before him, Mike started on the Bezza, but lost interest as a Bonny and Triton project turned his head and drew his affections away from this diamond in the rough. In spite of its brand new motor, it seemed that this little sleeper with a heart of gold would be relegated to watching life from its box on the sidelines of shops, until its fairy godcycle stepped in. Having captured the eye of one Caferacer TV, Union Motorcycle was asked to build a bike for one of their features. Suddenly, everything old was new again. Pulling the Bezza to the front of the line, Union shaped a new first of their kind seat, tank, fairing, and side covers. GFTP put their name on the dance card with new molds and parts. The frame was heavily modified in concert with the with new body work. Rear sets, brackets, mounts, and miscellaneous hardware were fabbed up. No stock BSA bracket went untouched. We are especially keen on how the triple clamps, steering dampener mechanism, and fork caps all play together nicely. Countless hours on the lathe, mill, and welder resulted in every part looking period correct”
Choppahead – “This bike is part Triumph (Engine/Tranny/Brakes), part Honda (front end/swingarm), and part BSA (gas tank/frame) – hence the name TRONSA
We were contacted by a customer who wanted something similar to a Honda he saw online. Since we specialize in British bikes we steered him more in that direction. Especially since something like this hasn’t been done before with a Brit powerplant (as far as we knew). We wanted something that was a mix of form and function – classic and modern. This is a delicate balance to achieve and have it come out looking and performing well. We think we hit the mark right on with this custom monoshocked hellion!
There’s a ton of one-off Choppahead custom parts and engineering in this. We love projects like this because we get to flex some and show that our talents go beyond the classic bobbers that we build do to customer demand”