BSA M20 in Movies
La Cause Commune
First seen on the left in this group then through rest of film PMF 890 = Middlesex series issued to War Department July 1939 onwards.
Going by the engine timing cover it is a BSA so most likely an M20 I guess.
Apocalypse - La 2ème guerre mondiale EP: 2
Wikipedia says that there were different versions producted for military purposes, production of them started ca. 1939, while the overall model was introduced in 1937. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSA_M20
Der Adler vom Velsatal
The bike in the foreground is a wartime BSA M20 but it looks to have had its rear end modified to the 1950-53 plunger suspension set up. The bike behind it is an NSU Max from the mid 1950s.
Soft Beds, Hard Battles
BSA WM20 agree, W-M20 as built between 1942 and 1945
128000 produced and delivered during WWII I ride still with one of these from 1968 !
Soldaat van Oranje
Left. postwar Triumph 3TA Special..possibly one of the 1100 supplied to the Dutch Army from Britain c.1963. The same two bikes - BSA and Indian - as in the other pic.
1948- BSA M 20.
Presumably the BSA factory in Armoury Road, Small Heath. Did BSA make pushbikes?? These from previous sequence and commentary sort-of-suggests same (unidentified) company Can't see any obvious sidecar lugs on the frame so probably 1948 MY M20 for the telescopic forks. they certainly did, although I had a Royal Enfield. https://bsamuseum.wordpress.com/about/ Film is dated 1947, early production pre-announcement? I guess so, if filmed mid-late '47 and BSA followed US car manufacturers habit of releasing a model year the preceding autumn? Bicycle design had come a long way by the time I got my 1st and only new one, this was under the tree in dec' 1972. Seems to be a production line, so manufacture underway.
Battle of Britain
I think it's BSA W.D. M20 (1939-) from the height of headlight, headlight stay, fender stay & muffler length. RAF was used M20, so it's natural choice for me.
Sportman van de Eeuw
The guy claims to have bought the bike from a Canadian Forces member (April 1945). The font of the (sticker-)plate on the tank looks British indeed.
BSA M20 from 1940 to?
The Beast of War
Post '48 for telescopic forks, looking at the barrel this might be a longer stroke M21.
Czterej pancerni i pies EP: 7
I think this is a BSA M20, apparently just short of 700 were supplied to the Soviets under lend-lease.
Filmavisen EP: 1951
These are WW2 era British military bikes and they are two different makes. One the left is a BSA M20 (front brake on the right of the bike) - http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3513/3885899154_8794200169_b.jpg and the other bike on the right is a Norton 16H with its front brake on the left side - http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9168/bike1tp.jpg
Les petits matins
BSA for sure, ca 1951-53. Could be a M21 It's very likely a BSA B31. Here is one of '49: Hum A M21 of '54: it could be the one. Well, I let the specialists do their job.
side valve engine: M20 "21" on registration plates is for Côte d'Or,in Burgundy
Looks like a BSA M20 as built between 19371947 by the look of the front fork and brake drum. Not BSA, but MOTO GUZZI AIRONE 250....
(Besides, there is something to change, whether "BSA" or "origin: Ita".)
A Different Story
Steib LS200 sidecar for bike up to 350ccm ? http://www.kr-meyer.de/rtgespann.htm BSA M20
could add it's a WWII model
The 39 Steps
BSA - early '50s B31? BSA M20 or M21. It's SV model by lower exhaust port (cf. second picture). I'll put the year as 1948, because the telescopic & chrome/silver tank panel was available from 1948 as optional.
Strangers EP: 5.07
LAU 200 plate. LAU 200 was late 1948 ... Might be BSA M20.
for me also looks BSA M20
Vive la France
The VW Schwimmwagen is worth to list. C'était prévu ... mais V est la 22ème lettre de l'alphabet /vehicle_369483-Volkswagen-Schwimmwagen-Typ-166-1940.html possibly an ex British Army captured Norton 16H or a Velocette
Clearly a BSA M20! 1943 0r '44 model.
Another BSA. BSA 350cc M20?
I don't think we can see enough of this clearly to see just what it is.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Looks like a pre-war British machine. Triumph? BSA? Brough Superior? Who knows. -Dave The bike appears pre-war. Unfortunately, the above photo is about the best view of it you are ever going to get. My guess is that its either a BSA Bantam, a BMW R2 or something they built specifically for the movie.
its a c 1946 BSA M20..identified in an article, 2008 by a member of the Military Vehicle trust.
BSA C10 - side-valve 250 1939 on. This one has foot gear change which only became available from 1939. I can agree that it's a C10
Most definitaly not a C10, but an M20, the bigger 500cc brother, have worked on both models, C10 have the oil in a compartment in the main tank, not a seperate oil tank as can be seen here. Cheers, Alex
I See a Dark Stranger
BSA M20?? right, BSA M20 WD http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSA_M20 Is this one of 1937, 1941, 1942? I can't figure out. I think WD was military WW2 version (also known as W-M20) so 1937 unlikely. WD = War Department??? Something similar happened for Norton Big 4 WD.
I was asking this, dsl, to see if some specialist could have check details leading to post-date the bike.
Age of Heroes
BSA? Girder-Fork Norton? all the WD bikes have Girder, except Matchless G3L who is (are) with Télédraulic I think it's a BSA M20 but,,,
This one has a sidevalve engine, so it's not a Triumph or a Matchless, looking at the typical BSA valve case, timing side cover and magneto drive, I also think it's a BSA M20 as built from 1937 to 1955
This scene really reminds me of the film "The World's Fastest Indian" According to this site: http://thevintagent.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-master-and-motorcycle.html
Red Dwarf EP: 4.6
This bike belonged to Chris Barrie, who plays Rimmer. And who's the drag artist on the headlight? That's actually a woman, Hattie Hayridge, who played Holly the computer during series 3 to 5 Red Dwarf, my favorite Difficult...It seems BSA W.D. M20 for me from the three levers. And from the 'Holly ' pictures, chronium ring is visible at the top of the headlight. It may be an early 1939-42 model's ammeter.
Here's a full view of the bike (and its owner): http://www.chrisbarrieclassicmachines.co.uk/fleet-news/nut-on-the-loose But Jun was right anyway.
Toto le héros
Looks like a bike with sidecar Looks odd - I would not have thought a bike and sidecar heavy enough to manage a crane boom - maybe it is an optical illusion. Any idea of the location? I see from imdb that it is all in Belgium which explains the cosmopolitan mix of cars. It might be an optical illusion. Or even 2 vehicles. But same color. Very strange. Crane looks to be touching the house on the left side. Vehicle is on right side and seems to be far way, same height like the first black car. Also the road is curved. This must a a long crane, 4 cars long and curved. Unlikely for this small vehicle. There is only this one scene and viewpoint. No camera panning.
I'm pretty sure it is a sidecar used by the Belgian Touring Secours / Wegenhulp. The guy working on the left car (with the open bonnet) seems to wear a uniform. I guess it matches with this BSA: Link to "www.classic-motorrad.de"