13 Classic Dual Sport Motorcycles Worth Owning

We’ve put together a list of the greatest Dual Sport motorcycle models of all time, and they come from all eras. Did your favorite bike make the cut?

10. BSA Victor 441
Dual Sport

Buoyed by back-to-back World Motocross Championship titles in 1965 and ’66, Birmingham Small Arms, commonly known as BSA, launched a new Single into the marketplace in 1966, the BSA Victor 441. It was claimed to be a replica of the machine that Smith had raced to victory. The reality was quite different, however, as the production Victor bore a resemblance to Smith’s factory machine but didn’t even remotely perform like it. The Victor had a basically sound, British-built Single that delivered on its horsepower claims and produced a lot of grunt but was woefully inadequate when it came to suspension, handling and overall refinement. Its Lucas electrics were about as reliable as a candle in hurricane, and its Amal carburetor was little more than a controlled leak.
So why the hell does it make our list? Because it’s a collectible early Dual Sport model, and if you’re willing to take the time to seek out the well-rehearsed mods that make it more reliable, you can have a fun and affordable classic British Dual Sport bike. Consider the 441 course 101 on the track to your degree in British Motorcycle Restoration.