BSA Resurrects “Bantam”, “Lightning,” “Thunderbolt” in Patent Filings


BSA is again, they usually’re reviving a trifecta of titles which have us greater than just a little within the coming seasons of Small Arms-style scoots. 

In case you’ve been maintaining a tally of current newsies, you’ll know that Harley-Davdison has began working with Chinese language-owned Hero Motor Corp to punt out some new machines to the great globe; working alongside that very same vein is work put in by each British-based Triumph and Indian-owned Bajaj, who is probably going greater than just a little stoked at the roadster popping out quickly to related markets. 

Simply as these two partnerships are punting out highly effective merchandise to a flexible trade, Mahindra-owned BSA has a couple of quick puppies within the pipeline, with protection from CycleWorld telling us that trademark functions have formally been submitted for a “Bantam”, “Lightning,” and “Thunderbolt” -to US, Australia, and New Zealand markets, no much less. 

BSA's recent addition to their lineup - the Gold Star. Media sourced from Wikipedia.
BSA’s current addition to their lineup – the Gold Star. Media sourced from Wikipedia.

“If granted, [the filings will] enable these badges for use on future BSA fashions, mimicking the lineup from the model’s postwar heyday interval,” explains the report. 

Simply as we discovered for Triumph’s current submitting for the rights to “Hurricane,” “Adventurer,” and “Road Tracker,” corporations are not allowed to use for defense of logos that they aren’t going to make use of within the close to future; as such, any filings accomplished for US markets sooner or later shall be that a lot nearer to telling us not solely WHAT is being filed, however a basic time-frame of WHEN the bike will get right here. 

Very thrilling stuff. 

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A woman installing earplugs before a ride. Media sourced from RideWell.
A view of BSA's Lightning, showing coverage from CycleWorld. Media sourced from CycleWorld.
A view of BSA’s Lightning, displaying protection from CycleWorld. Media sourced from CycleWorld.

Ought to BSA debut these three machines, we anticipate the model to remain true to middleweight twin heritage with the Lighting and Thunderbolt, shifting to a smaller-capacity machine for the Bantam (presumably an analogous homage to the post-WWII machine of the identical identify). 

Backside line, BSA’s bikes is probably not within the Americas but, however their filings present they’re gunning to recover from right here, so we’d as nicely have the occasional gander at what they’ve been filling on the workplace till they succeed. 

*Media sourced from CycleWorld*