Apart from very minor and remediable points of criticism, we found the BSA Trail Bronc most functional and much fun. The frame is simple and very sturdy, being fitted with tube shockspring swinging arm rear suspension and a very basic type of telescopic front fork (coil springs, but without oil damping) that is suitable for the intended speed. The bike is a two-place job with comfortable, davenport-type seat and passenger foot pegs (all foot pegs are made to fold up on impact).
Vital statistics include an overall length of 79 1/2 inches, handlebar width of 27 3/4 inches, height of 40 1/2 inches, wheelbase 51 inches, and 7-inch ground clearance with a 200-pound rider.
True, the gas tank cap should seal a bit better, the side stand should be on the left side so not to invite gas cap seepage when the machine is parked, the kick-starter pedal should fold in out of the way, and a front fender would have helped save face the day we went plowing through the snow, but as we said, these are pretty small points when you've got equipment that's this good.
If you want a lot of engine for the money and can do without the bric-a-brac and the flash of chrome, then the Trail Bronc will make an ideal backwoods companion.