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A stand out and rare motorcycle

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AT THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

1936 BSA Y13 V-Twin

If you walk into the British motorcycle display area in the National Motorcycle Museum, you’ll be met with a wide range of single and twin cylinder motorcycles. You’ll also see a few V-twin machines, Broughs and Vincents, some of the finest machines in the Museum, and in the world. But one bike that’s a stand out, and is pretty rare, especially in the States, is a BSA Y13. Based on a 500cc military spec machine, the 750cc V-twin arrived in 1936 and production ended in 1938. The right side is the most striking given the exhaust system and the bold chrome plated pushrod tubes. But here’s a little background.

Specifications:

  • Engine: Air-Cooled OHV V-Twin
  • Bore & Stroke: 71mm x 94.5mm
  • Displacement: 748cc’s
  • Lubrication: Dry Sump/Four Pint Tank
  • Carburetion: Amal 76
  • Electrics/Ignition: Lucas MagDyno/6 Volt
  • Starting: Kick
  • Horsepower: 26.5HP
  • Clutch: Multi-Plate, Dry
  • Primary: Chain Driven
  • Transmission: 4-Speed, Right Foot Shift
  • Frame: Lugged/Brazed, Duplex Cradle
  • Wheelbase: 54 Inches
  • Suspension: Girder Fork/Sprung Seat
  • Fork Damper: Friction
  • Brakes: 7″ Drum, Front & Rear
  • Wheels/Tires: 4.00 x 18/4.00 x 18
  • Weight: 450 Pounds, Approx.

Click & Read more at NMA webpage.

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