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1954 BSA Daytona Replica
Recalling a classic battle on the beach
The 1954 Daytona 200, run on the old beach course, proved to be a historic event, not only for winner Bobby Hill, but for the BSA motorcycle brand.
BSA had a reputation in the U.S. for producing utilitarian, rather than performance, machines. The British company knew it had to change that thinking to make major inroads into the American motorcycle market.
So BSA decided to mount an assault on Daytona in 1954 with eight factory machines and a slew of talented riders, including Hill, Dick Klamfoth, Al Gunter, Tommy McDermott and Ken Eggers.