BSA ROCKET 3 - 1971
Dick Mann Daytona

In 1970, Triumph and BSA create a program of competition. They enter each one a TEAM in Daytona. BSA does very well by entring, neither more nor less, Mike Hailwood himself (!) at Aldana and Rice's side. But, this race, will be the 1 st victory in Daytona from a Japanese bike : the 750 Honda with Dick Mann. The same Dick Mann with a BSA, this time, will win this race in 1971. Before, Triumph had been revenged by wining the Bol d'Or and will repeat in 1971 with a bike very close to this BSA.

 Engine type : Air-cooled, pushrod, four stroke, in-line three cylinders.
 Capacity :  740,4 cm3
 Bore x Stroke :  67 x 70 mm
 Max power/rpm :  82-85 HP at 8500 rpm
 Max torque :  (?) m.kg at (?) rpm
 Compression ratio :  12 : 1
 Fuel system :  3 Amal Concentric 30 or Amal GP 1 3/16" carburettors
 Ignition :  Bendix contact points and battery 12 V
 Gear box :  Quaife 5 speed
 PTyres :  Front : 3.25 WM3 X 19' Rear : 4.10 WM3 X 18'
 Weight (empty) :  165 kg
 Max speed :  157.343 m/h in Daytona, 165.44 m/h straight line in Daytona (1970 - Gene Romero)