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BSA Model M34-13 / 5.95hp deluxe 1934 600cc 1 cyl ohv


BSA Model M34-13 / 5.95hp deluxe 1934 600cc 1 cyl ohv

Manufacturer: BSA

Model: M34-13 / 5.95hp deluxe

Year: 1934
Displacement: 595 cc
Cylinder: 1
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
Bore / Stroke: 85 x 105 mm

Frame number: B12435
Engine number: B13286

The Birmingham Small Arms Company fist experimented with powered two-wheelers in the latter years of the 19th Century and then again in 1905. These first motorcycles made by BSA used proprietary engines such as the Belgian Minerva, and it was not until 1910 that the firm introduced a BSA designed and built machine. The first series-production model to feature the marque’s distinctive green and cream tank colours was a 499cc (3½hp) sidevalve single. Well engineered and equally well made, this first BSA proved an enormous success and effectively established the company’s reputation as a maker of high quality motorcycles. Introduced for the 1927 season, the influential ‘Sloper’ started a trend which saw many of BSA’s competitors adopt inclined motors. The Sloper featured a trend-setting saddle tank that afforded a low seating position, and for 1930 gained chromium-plated brightwork and a new frame with forged steel spine. Models with the 493cc overhead-valve engine came with twin-port cylinder heads. For 1930 the Birmingham firm offered no fewer than 18 models, six of which had inclined engines. The Sloper range remained essentially vintage in character until its demise in 1935, by which time the line-up had shrunk to just two models: one overhead-valve, the other sidevalve, both of 595cc.

In 1934 it was second powerful bike if includes the V-twins but in the single range it was the most powerful flag ship. This bike has a measure of 104mm! of stroke. It has been restored years ago and is equipped with a Bosch MagDyno, Amal carburetor, BSA gearbox, oil pressure gauge, ammeter, hand operated horn, complete lighting set.