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


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

Manufacturer: BSA

Model: B "Round Tank"

Year: 1924
Displacement: 249 cc
Cylinder: 1
Engine type: 4-stroke / sv
Bore / Stroke: 63 x 80 mm

Weight: 77 kg
Top Speed: 72 km/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.