I've always heard the BSAs are a bitch to maintain, but that doesn't keep me from wanting one, especially a BSA Lightning like the one shown above. The bike was customized by Union Motorcycle Classics, a shop housed inside a 100-year-old barn that was at one time a "milking parlor." Now the shop puts out gorgeous motorcycles, like this 1967 BSA Lightning.
According to the shop, this particular BSA was a basket case before Caferacer TV asked Union Motorcycle to build a bike for one of their features. The result was this gorgeously restored and customized bike.
Seat, tank, fairing, and side covers were all made by Union and Glass From The Past, helped with some parts. The frame was modified so the new parts would fit, and almost every part of the bike was touched or modified in some way.
What I find so impressive about this custom build is that it looks, more or less, period correct. I'm no expert on BSAs, but it would have passed my first initial glaces without question.
These are the kinds of builds I love. Ones where it keeps with old style but it's full of new designs, parts and components.
I love the attention to craftsmanship on this build and the bikes overall look. If you're interested in more like this, check out Union Motorcycle's website. They showcase many of their builds both on the site and on their blog.