BSA C10

 

 

 

Make Model

BSA C10

Year

1938 - 57

Engine

Single cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-side valves

Capacity

249 cc / 15.2 cub in.
Cooling System Air cooled
Exhaust Single, steel

Ignition 

Coil
Starting Kick start

Max Power

9 kW / 12 hp

Transmission 

3-Speed, hand change

From 1939 the de Luxe: foot change

Final Drive Chain
Frame Diamond

Front Suspension

Girder dampened forks

Rear Suspension

None, spring loaded saddle
Front Brake 7 in., drum
Rear Brake 7 in., drum

Dry Weight

113 kg / 250 lbs

Average Fuel Consumption

3.1 L/100 km / 31.9 km/l / 75 mpg
Top Speed 88.5 km/h / 55 mph
Source Wikipedia, Real Classic

BSA's 'C' range of lightweight machines was introduced in 1938. Similar in many ways to those of the larger 'B' range, whose wheels and brakes were employed, the cycle parts consisted of a simple diamond frame and girder front fork. First model was the C10 sidevalve single with coil ignition and three-speed hand-change gearbox. A de luxe C10 with foot-change gearbox joined the range in 1939, as did the overhead-valve C11, and when war broke out in September of that year BSA's entire stock of 1940 models was requisitioned by the War Office for military use.