BSA 1932 Model W32-7 499 cc OHV single frame # Z6 . 2072 engine # Z7 . 2544
The BSA range for 1932 consists of no less than twelve solo types. New-comer is the W32-7, a good-looking 500 OHV “designed to meet the requirements of sporty riders who want a really fast sports machine with ample reserve of power” as the company puts it in their publicity around the new model.
The machine’s specifications are quite up to date: the lubrication is effected by pressure feed from a gear type pump to a double roller big end bearing and the oil sump with a capacity of three pints is cast in one unit with the crankcase.
There is a built-in pressure gauge in a tank-mounted panel that also holds an amp gauge, inspection light and switch.
The machine has a dry plate clutch an four-speed BSA gearbox with screw adjustment for front chain tension.
The brakes are coupled in that by pressing the brake pedal the rider operates both front and rear brakes.
Ignition control is via the left twist grip. The petrol tank has a capacity of about 10 litres and the machine weighs 140kg.
The specimen we can offer here is in excellent restored condition, she has been in the former owner’s possession since the early seventies and has a current Dutch registration.
She comes with full electric lighting, for which an extra of 5 pounds, 17 shillings and sixpence had to laid out above the standard price of £45.