1933

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This is the year the BSA advertising people went over the top, because they invented a quite absurd conversation between two chaps talking about the new BSA models. Again 12 models on offer with 4 sidecar models. From this year on all BSA motorcycles are equipped with electric lighting.

 

BSA 1933 models

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2.49 h.p. S.V. B33-1 B33-1 or 2.49 h.p. S.V. Very basic 249cc sidevalve model with total loss lubrication and fitted with the ill fated Lucas Maglita ignition/dynamo. black frame, green petrol tank.
2.49 h.p. O.H.V. B33-2 B33-2 or 2.49 h.p. O.H.V. The basic 249cc OHV model with total loss lubrication and Lucas Maglita ignition. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels.
2.49 h.p. O.H.V. Blue Star B33-3 B33-3 Blue Star or 2.49 h.p. O.H.V. Blue Star. This model was also called Blue Star Junior. This sporting 249cc OHV Blue Star type was fitted with extras like stronger valve springs, special cams, special AMAL carburettor and two upswept exhaust pipes. Engine of the so called sump type, i.e. oil in a separate compartment in the engine castings and dry sump lubrication. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels,instrument panel in tank. Special valve springs and cams, special AMAL carburettor and foot gear change. Special finish to crankcase and gearbox. Hand geard change and right hand foot brake optional.
3.48 h.p. R33-4 R33-4 or 3.48 h.p. O.H.V. Standard 348cc model intended for solo and small sidecar use. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels,instrument panel in tank.
3.48 h.p. O.H.V. Blue Star R33-5 R33-5 Blue Star or 3.49 h.p. O.H.V. Blue Star. The sporting 348cc OHV Blue Star type, with all the extra bits like high compression piston, special cams, upswept exhaust pipes, sports plug, foot change, linked brakes and AMAL Pump carburetter. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank, chrome plated rims with black centres. Two upswept exhaust pipes, foot change gearbox, linked brakes, high compression piston, extra strong valve springs, racing cams, racing plug and AMAL pump carburetter. Special finish to crankcase and gearbox. Hand gear change and right hand foot brake optional.
4.99 h.p. S.V. W33-6 W33-6 or 4.99 h.p. S.V. Basic 499cc SV intended for side black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank.
4.99 h.p. O.H.V. W33-7 W33-7or 4.99 h.p. O.H.V. The standard 499cc OHV for the fast solo boys or sidecar users. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank.
4.99 h.p. O.H.V. Blue Star W33-8 W33-8 Blue Star or 4.99 h.p. O.H.V. Blue Star. The sporting 499cc OHV Blue Star type, with all the extra bits like high compression piston, special cams, upswept exhaust pipes, sports plug, foot change, linked brakes and AMAL Pump carburetter. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank, chrome plated rims with black centres. Two upswept exhaust pipes, foot change gearbox, linked brakes, high compression piston, extra strong valve springs, racing cams, racing plug and AMAL pump carburetter. Special finish to crankcase and gearbox. Hand gear change and right hand foot brake optional.
4.99 h.p. O.H.V. Special W33-9 W33-9 Special or 4.99 h.p. O.H.V. Special. The 499cc OHV "racing" model, race equipped without lighting but with special racing piston, special valves and springs, racing cams, 14mm spark plug, racing twist grip, racing seat on the rear mudguard and AMAL T.T. carburetter. Either fitted with hand change or foot change but still with a toolbox. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank, chrome plated rims with black centres. Two low level exhaust pipes, foot change gearbox, linked brakes, high compression piston, extra strong special valves and Springs, racing cams, 14mm racing plug, racing seat on the rear, AMAL T.T. carburetter and no lighting. Hand gear change and right hand foot brake optional.
5.95 h.p. S.V. M33-10 M33-10 or 5.95 h.p. S.V. A new version of the big sidevalve sloper, bored out for extra power, now 595cc for pulling a sidecar. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank.
5.57 h.p. S.V. de Luxe H32-9 M33-11 or 5.95 h.p. O.H.V. The redesigned and redimensioned OHV Sloper for more extra power. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank. Special finish to gearbox and crankcase.
9.86 h.p. Light G33-12 G33-12 Light or 9.86 h.p. Light The modernised 986cc sidevalve V-twin with total loss lubrication. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank. Quickly detachable and interchangeable wheels. Four speed gearbox.
9.86 h.p. G33-13 G33-13 W.T. or 9.86 h.p. W.T. The modernised 986cc sidevalve V-twin in World Tour trim still with total loss lubrication. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank. Quickly detachable and interchangeable wheels, heavier tyres, valanced fromt mudguard and three(!) speed gearbox

 

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