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National Motorcycle Museum

  Lot 30

1953 BSA B31

Sold for £4,025

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: 145 UYX
Frame No: BB31S6938
Engine No: BB3117401
MOT: Exempt

  • Part of a private collection amassed over recent years
  • Nicely restored BSA B31 350cc plunger framed model
  • Stored for a few years so will need recommissioning
  • Fitted with a sprung front saddle and rear pillion pad
  • Good quality chrome and paintwork
  • Supplied with a current V5C

The Birmingham Small Arms factory was established in the Small Heath area of Birmingham in 1861 and as the name suggests manufactured weapons. Around the turn of the century they started making bicycles and progressed onto motorcycles a few years later. BSA went on to be one of the world's largest producers of motorcycles up until its demise in the early 1970s. The 'B' range of BSA singles was the mainstay of British motorcycling in the 50s and 60s providing riders with a bike they could commute to work during the week and ride for pleasure at weekends.

This very well-presented 350cc B31 was restored a few years ago to a good standard with some nicely finished chrome and burgundy paintwork. It has been stored for the last few years in a private collection so will need recommissioning before use. The frame has rear plunger suspension with telescopic forks up front and the seating is provided with a sprung saddle at the front and a pad on the rear for a pillion. It is supplied with a current V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
07415 871189


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