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1946 BSA Model B32 Competition Motorcycle

1946 BSA Model B32 Competition Motorcycle

For its post-war 1945 programme, BSA listed 4 models, only one of which was not a pre-war design. This was the model B31, an entirely new 350cc roadster, the engine being based partly on the pre-war B29 Silver Sports, but with a stiffer M type crankcase and partly on a wartime prototype with an iron engine and hairpin valve springs. The B31 was one of the first BSA motorcycles to be fitted with telescopic forks and the bike was very well received, getting a glowing MotorCycligh road test report.In January 1946, the competition version followed, being designated the B32.

This motorcycle was supplied with high level exhaust system, crankcase undershield and lower gearing than he B31.Later developments brought along the crinkle hub with straight pull spokes and from 1949 onwards a spring frame was available. The B32 was produced until 1957, the whole B range finishing in 1960.