BSA Victor with a right-hand chair

Barry Lester from Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire, sends us these photos of his immaculate 441cc BSA Victor outfit, and tells us that the sidecar is a Spirit of America Eagle, in near-unused condition, dating from 1972-3.

From whichever angle you view the 441cc BSA Victor and right-side-fitted Spirit of America Eagle sidecar, it’s a fine-looking combination.

“It’s quite light, so I have put some ballast in it, and the 30bhp Victor has no problem in lugging it around – which is more than can be said for me, because I haven’t ridden a combination for 25 years!”

As for the legality of right-hand sidecars on UK roads, you are allowed to ride them if the machine was first registered before September 1, 1981 – but after that, no.

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