1932

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This year BSA had 12 models lined up in the catalogue. All models could be supplied with either acetylene or electric lights. Also BSA had 5 sidecars models on offer. This was the year tjhat the famous combination levers were introduced. All models had the AMAL internal twist grips for throttle and ignition.

 

BSA 1932 models

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2.49 h.p. O.H.V. B32-1 B32-1 or 2.49 h.p. O.H.V. This was bottom of the market model for this year, although even this model could be supplied with an instrument panel and electric lighting. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting.
3.49 h.p. L32-2 L32-2 or 3.49 h.p. S.V. a basic sidevalve model, which could also be equipped with instrument panel and electric lighting. black frame, green petrol tank. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting.
3.49 h.p. O.H.V. L32-3 L32-3 or 3.49 h.p. O.H.V. the basic 349cc overhead valve model with a chrome plated petrol tank. The model for the "sporting rider" according to the advertising boys of BSA! black frame, green petrol tank. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting.
3.49 h.p. de Luxe L32-4 L32-4 de Luxe or 3.49 h.p. de Luxe. The luxury 349cc sidevalve model, which was economical according to the BSA publicity people!? black frame, green petrol tank. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting.
3.49 h.p. O.H.V. de Luxe L32-5 L32-5 de Luxe or 3.49 h.p. O.H.V. de Luxe. The 349cc OHV model "for fast road work either solo or with a light sidecar". black frame, green petrol tank. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting.
3.49 h.p. O.H.V. L32-5 Blue Star L32-5 Blue Star or 3.49 h.p. O.H.V. Blue Star. The sports model 349cc OHV. This was one of the topmodels BSA produced in those days, equipped with high compression piston, extra strong valve springs, racing cams, racing plug and AMAL pump carburetter. Also with upswept exhaust pipes, foot change and linked brakes. black frame, green petrol tank, chrome plated rims with black centres. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting. Two upswept exhaust pipes, foot change gearbox, linked brakes, high compression piston, extra strong valve springs, racing cams, racing plug and AMAL pump carburetter. hand gear change optional.
4.99 h.p. S.V. W32-6 W32-6 or 4.99 h.p. S.V. Basic 499cc sidevalve with detachable cylinder head, intended mostly for sidecar use. black frame, green petrol tank. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting.
4.99 h.p. O.H.V. W32-7 W32-7 or 4.99 h.p. O.H.V. A 499cc OHV model for the sporting rider, who wanted some extra power. black frame, green petrol tank. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting.
4.99 h.p. O.H.V. W32-7 Blue Star W32-7 Blue Star or 4.99 h.p. O.H.V. Blue Star. The 499cc bigger brother of the L32-5 B.S. with same equipment. The real topmodel for those who could afford it, equipped with high compression piston, extra strong valve springs, racing cams, racing plug and AMAL pump carburetter. Also with upswept exhaust pipes, foot change and linked brakes. black frame, green petrol tank, chrome plated rims with black centres. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting. Two upswept exhaust pipes, foot change gearbox,linked brakes, high compression piston, extra strong valve springs, racing cams, racing plug and AMAL pump carburetter. hand gear change optional.
4.93 h.p. O.H.V. de Luxe S32-8 S32-8 de Luxe or 4.93 h.p. O.H.V. de Luxe. One of the famous 493cc OHV models of the Sloper family. black frame, green petrol tank. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting. Special finish to gerabox and crankcase.
5.57 h.p. S.V. de Luxe H32-9 H32-9 de Luxe or 5.57 h.p. S.V. de Luxe. The SV Sloper aimed atr the luxury sidecar market. black frame, green petrol tank. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting. Special finish to gearbox and crankcase.
9.86 h.p. G32-10 G32-10 or 9.86 h.p. The 986cc sidevalve V-twin with total loss lubrication. black frame, green petrol tank. Instrument panel in tank when supplied with electric lighting.

 

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