BSA B3 de Luxe

 

 

 

Make Model

BSA B3 de Luxe

Year

1936

Engine

Overhead valve, single cylinder

Capacity

249 cc / 15.2 cub in

Lubrication

Dry sump
Carburetor Amal, side float
Exhaust Single, stainless steel
Ignition Magneto
Battery 6V
Starting Slip on kick starter

Max Power

1.83 kW / 2.49 hp

Transmission 

4-Speed, choice of hand or foot gearshift

Front Suspension

Grider, spring loaded fork
Rear Wheel Travel Spring loaded saddle

Front Tyre

2.75 x 19, Avon

Rear Tyre

3.00 x 19, Avon
Colour Black

Considered by many to be the prettiest of the pre war motorcycles this matching numbers machine was produced for only one year due to a design revamp at BSA.

The adverts state that "For the man that wants something a little better than the standard. the de luxe is just the model. it has numerous detail refinements such as a separate oil tank. 4 speed gearbox. steering damper and adjustable handlebars etc"

De Luxe versions came with the four-speed gearbox and a choice of foot or hand change. Production of the popular B-Series 250s continued to the decade’s end when the range was superseded by the new C-Series quarter-litre models – the C10 and C11.