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Andy johnson

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b44 trials or enduro ?
« on: 03 November, 2018, 10:45:21 »
hi folks , im trying to find more info on the bike in  this photo from roy bacons book , is it a trials or enduro , it looks like a trials bike but is called an enduro ? anyone have one , photos , info  ? please ?
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andy ( sheffield)

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Re: b44 trials or enduro ?
« Reply #1 on: 03 November, 2018, 11:17:44 »
Looks very much trials to me . Trials tyres and front mudguard hugging the tyre .
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DerekAnderson8

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Re: b44 trials or enduro ?
« Reply #2 on: 03 November, 2018, 17:44:47 »
Id be surprised if anybody ever did a trial on one!

 B44 Victor Early one as its round barreled later ones had square barrel.

I had a heavily modified pre 65 scrambler based on this that ran on methanol and it was a bit of a handful, fore runner of the B50 that followed it and ultimately morphed into CCM.

Check out Victor GP as well, Jeff Smith did well with them.

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Re: b44 trials or enduro ?
« Reply #3 on: 03 November, 2018, 20:09:03 »
This brochure, dated November 1965, describes a Victor Enduro trials.

Andy johnson

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Re: b44 trials or enduro ?
« Reply #4 on: 04 November, 2018, 18:53:03 »
thanks for the replys so far , so there is a trial version then !! need to keep researching this .....

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Re: b44 trials or enduro ?
« Reply #5 on: 08 December, 2018, 21:57:43 »
The bike in the picture is a Comerfords conversion of a B44 Victor Enduro for trials use. It was featured in the press when new (hence the pic) but not sure how many they made. BSA didn't produce an over the counter B44 trials model.

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Re: b44 trials or enduro ?
« Reply #6 on: 09 December, 2018, 00:29:44 »
Hello
I have a similar bike, mine is a B44E Enduro 1966, far as I know it was only made for that year and for the USA market(became Victor Special 67-70 square barrel) it looks almost the same except for the tank which maybe from a Scrambler Victor GP.
Can send more pics if you need.
Cheers John