BSA 1935 R35-5 Blue Star 350cc 1 cyl ohv



BSA 1935    R  35-5  “Blue Star”  348 cc OHV single  frame # E5 2591 engine # E5 427

As the thirties progressed, BSA’s reputation as a maker of excellent machines blossomed.
Their range ran from economical ‘tiddlers’ to big V-twins.  
The most renowned of their machines in the ’35 range  were their middle-weight o.h.v. models, especially the favoured  Blue Stars. 
There was  an even higher tuned “Special”, but that was a very costly machine.
The sporty  Blue Stars  were   available  in two versions, the 348 cc R35-5 and the 496 cc  W35-8 .  
Their specification included a high compression aluminium alloy piston, special cams, upswept  exhaust pipes   and an Amal pump carburettor. The 348 cc model has bore x stroke of  71 x 88 mm  and the oil sump and crankcase are cast in one unit. 
Other features are flexibly mounted handlebars and tank instrument panel with amp gauge, inspection light, switch and oil pressure gauge. 
This fine BSA is a fresh concourse restoration job.