Norton, Triumph, BSA – in the ‘50s and ‘60s these factories
turned out some of the best and most popular motorcycles in the World.
Dominators and Bonnevilles were bikes that every person in the street could
aspire to and they also tasted their fair share of success on the tracks.
wasn’t all about parallel twins though, simple, light single cylinder machines
proved durable and popular as commuter bikes and as a result investment in new
models was lacking.
These films tell the story of how once mighty British firms
felt the pinch of Japanese innovation and changing financial climates.
with interviews, archive footage and gloriously detailed shots of the most
famous products of Birmingham and Coventry these are essential films for any