BSA "Round Tank" Model B 1924 250cc 1 cyl sv                           sold

    BSA "Round Tank" Model B 1924 250cc 1 cyl sv

    Manufacturer: BSA
    Model: "Roundtank" - Model B 
    Year: 1924
    Displacement: 249cc
    Engine type: 4-stroke / sv
    Cylinders: 1
    Bore/Stroke: 63x80mm
    Weight: 77kg
    Top speed: 72km/h

    Frame number: B12252
    Engine number: B12650

    A top-selling model for BSA in the 1920s, the versatile Model B, or 'Round Tank', was used by just about every tradesman whose job required cheap personal transport. Popular with learners - the fact that the gearbox had only two speeds and that both brakes operated on the rear wheel were attributes guaranteed to re-assure novices - the reliable 250 sidevalve provided many with their first motorcycling experience. Advanced features, for a lightweight, included all-chain drive and pumped lubrication, though the traditional sight feed and auxiliary hand pump were retained. A three-speed version - identifiable by its black tank - was added for 1926 and then the following year a wedge-shaped tank replaced the much-loved original.

    This particularly looking motorcycle is an older restauration and is fitted with acetylene lighting system, EIC magento, AMAC carburettor and a bulb horn.