Monday, December 12, 2011

BSA M20 despatch

The picture on top was taken in front of Estate Restaurant in the Intermark Building off Jalan Ampang. Surprisingly it's still has all the military accesories mounted on. I'll say it's probably 90% intact.

The BSA M20 was a British motorcycle made by Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) at their factory in Small Heath Birmingham. Initially viewed as a near failure by the War office in 1936, the M20 evolved into one of the longest serving motorcycles in the history of British military motorcycling, as well as becoming the most numerous type produced for the Second world war with 126,000 in active service, so many are still in use around the world today.

The You tube video below is possibly the closest version seen on the cover of Moon Over Malaya ridden by a Argyll & Sutherland Highland Division personnel. The painted Olive Green might not be the colour as early 1940s version were painted in Khaki Gas Proof No3.

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