1946 BSA Model B32 Competition
For its post-war 1945 programme, BSA listed
4 models, only one of which was not a pre-war
design. This was the model B31, an entirely
new 350cc roadster, the engine being based partly
on the pre-war B29 Silver Sports, but with a
stiffer M type crankcase and partly on a wartime
prototype with an iron engine and hairpin valve
springs. The B31 was one of the first BSA motorcycles
to be fitted with telescopic forks and the bike
was very well received, getting a glowing MotorCycligh
road test report.In January 1946, the competition
version followed, being designated the B32.
This motorcycle was supplied with high level
exhaust system, crankcase undershield and lower
gearing than he B31.Later developments brought
along the crinkle hub with straight pull spokes
and from 1949 onwards a spring frame was available.
The B32 was produced until 1957, the whole B
range finishing in 1960.