Introduced in 1966 the first generation of Spitfires was oddly named the MKII, at this time it was the fastest BSA available with a 10:5:1 compression ratio and 12volt electrics it was said to have been capable of 123 mph. An extremely capable bike, comfortable to ride with good handling it proved to be one of the truly great British bikes of the 1960’s. Registered 7th June 1966 this matching number example still retains its original UK reg. number RTW 56D. A genuine MKII it still fitted with the very rare twin Amal GP carbs that were often replaced with concentric units that the later MKIII and IV bikes had as standard. In addition it also has a Taylor Dow type twin leading shoe front brake attached to the original 190mm front brake hub.
A very fine and very original example the bike remains in good overall condition but would benefit with a little cosmetic attention, it appears to have been well maintained over the years and has had a recent full check over, new tyres fitted and an MoT until July 2015. The fuel tank is in good order and has already been ethanol proofed the paint is still good but the side panels are worn and could do with repainted. In good running order the motor is powerful with no smoke, this is a really super example supplied with an original buff log book dated back to 1972 and the current UK V5C.