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A line up of 15 models in the catalogue and 5 sidecars. New introductions were the 350cc Special, the 500cc V-twin and the 150cc X0 a tax friendly model.

 

BSA 1934 models

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1.49 h.p. O.H.V. X34-01 X34-0 or 1.49 h.p. O.H.V. A very basic 149cc OHV model with total loss lubrication and fitted with the ill fated Lucas Maglita ignition/dynamo introduced for tax reasons. black frame, green petrol tank.
2.49 h.p. S.V. B34-1 B34-1 or 2.49 h.p. S.V. The basic 249cc SV model with total loss lubrication and Lucas Maglita ignition. black frame, green petrol tank. Chrome plated tank with green panels optional.
2.49 h.p. O.H.V. B34-2 B34-2 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. B34-3 Blue Star B34-3 or 2.49 h.p. O.H.V. Blue Star This sporting 249cc OHV Blue Star type was fitted with extras like special valve springs, special cams, special AMAL carburettor, linked brakes 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, linked brakes and foot gear change. Special finish to crankcase and gearbox.
3.48 h.p. R34-4 R34-4 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 R34-5 R34-5 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, AMAL pump carburettor, 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.
3.48 h.p. O.H.V. Special R34-6 R34-6 Special or 3.48 h.p. O.H.V. Special. The 348cc OHV racing model, race equipped with special racing piston, racing cams, 14mm spark plug, racing twist grip, racing seat on the rear mudguard, foot gear change and AMAL T.T. carburettor. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with instrument panel, chrome plated rims with black centres. Two low level exhaust pipes, foot change gearbox, high compression piston, racing cams, 14mm plug, racing seat on the rear, AMAL T.T. carburettor but with lighting and tool box. Quickly detachable rear wheel. Special finish to crankcase and gearbox.
4.99 h.p. S.V. W34-7 W34-7 or 4.99 h.p. S.V. The standard 499cc SV for sidecar users. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank and linked brakes.
4.99 h.p. O.H.V. W34-8 W34-8 or 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. Quickly detachable rear wheel. Special finish to crankcase and gearbox.
4.99 h.p. O.H.V. Blue Star W34-9 W34-9 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, high compression piston, extra strong valve springs, racing cams, racing plug and AMAL pump carburettor. Quickly detachable rear wheel. Special finish to crankcase and gearbox.
4.99 h.p. O.H.V. Special W34-10 W34-10 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 optional.
4.89 h.p. O.H.V. Vee Twin J34-11 Vee Twin or 4.98 h.p. O.H.V. Vee Twin. The introduction of the 498cc OHV V-twin originally designed for the War Office. This version still had open valves. The War Office used this bike in a similar set up as the War Office Twin. The military version didn't have the instrument panel. Instead it had a H52 headlamp with switch and ammeter. Further additions were a special side stand and a sump guard. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank. Special finish to gearbox and crankcase. Quickly detachable rear wheel.
5.95 h.p. S.V. M34-12 M34-12 or 5.95 h.p. S.V. The big version of the sidevalve sloper for pulling a sidecar. The second year for the 595 cc SV Sloper for more extra power. black frame, chrome plated petrol tank with green panels, instrument panel in tank.
5.95 h.p. O.H.V. M34-12 M34-13 or 5.95 h.p. O.H.V. The second year for 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. W.T. G34-14 G34-14 W.T. or 9.86 h.p. W.T. The faithfull 986cc sidevalve V-twin in World Tour trim 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 front mudguard and three(!) speed gearbox

 

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