BSA 1952 B33 500cc OHV
A development of the 350cc B31, the 500cc B33 was manufactured from 1947 to 1960.
The engine closely followed B31 lines but with larger (85mm) bore and heavier flywheels.
Cycle parts were identical apart from a larger-section rear tyre.
Produced initially with rigid frame and telescopic forks, the B33 was available from 1949 with optional plunger rear suspension and switched to a swinging-arm frame, along with the rest of the range, in 1954. A good, solid, all-round performer by the standards of its day,
the B33 could top 80mph, cruise comfortably all day at 70mph and return in excess of 70mpg.
This 1952 hard tail B33 is in a very nice presentable condition and performs well.