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FIRST OF THE FACTORY CUSTOMS

ONE of only 1200-odd made, this machine could be considered the first of the factory customs, something pretty common these days. It was based on the BSA Rocket III, a bike which was years late coming to market and sold poorly, being priced close to 50 per cent higher than the all-conquering Honda CB750.

“VETTER EXTENDED THE FORKS, SWITCHED OUT THE DULL EXHAUST FOR A THREE-INTO-THREE AND CREATED AN ORANGE WITH YELLOW STRIPE DESIGN…”

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