Recovered from Italy after over 75 years, this magnificent wartime BSA has history – and heart – to spare

A superb survivor, still with some 1939 KM20 features
pictures Gary Chapman

Steve White is evidently quite a determined individual. He journeyed to Italy to collect an exact replica of the 1962 Bianchi 175 he had ridden as a learner in the late 1960s and in the process also bought the magnificent wartime BSA you see here. Then, pushing 70 years old, he took the necessary training and a couple of months ago at the time of writing, finally passed his motorcycle test so that he can ride his bikes!

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