Sarolea 1939 589 cc OHV “39 S -6 Supersport” frame # 106214 engine # S 6 362262
From 1930 on the Saroléa type numbering system changed in that the type number started with the model year, So the 39 S was model S of 1939.
That was the 500cc OHV, the extension -6 refers to the 600cc model.
Saroléa introduced the sloping engine for the 1931 model range.
Many factories designed machines with forward leaning engines for several reasons: from a technical point of view the machines could be built lower, so the road holding improved.
The accessibility of the cylinder head also got better in many cases.
But the esthetical approach was also important: many machines looked so much better with an inclined engine.
The sturdy and sporty 589cc engine has bore x stroke of 88x97mm.
The machine weighs 145 kg and has a top speed of about 120 km/h.
The oil is carried in an extension of the crankcase.
This well restored machine is equipped with Bosch magneto and dynamo, 4-speed gearbox and Amal carburettor.