1961 BSA B40

Solo work in the summer

BSA B40 Solo Motorcycles of this type were introduced for a brief period in the early sixties as an experimental substitute for the then ageing BSA M21 combinations.

However due to the B40's lightweight construction it was only suitable for solo work during the summer months. The additional weight of a sidecar was necessary if the bike was to be used safely in the winter.

It is powered by a 343 cc BSA single cylinder overhead valve engine.

This bike was on display at the AA's headquarters in Basingstoke until 2005, when AA Patrol Alan Crowley from Newcastle lovingly restored it.

AA Patrol Michael Martin from the Bournemouth area now cares for the bike.

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6 October 2008