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1929 BSA 350cc Sloper

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1929 BSA 350cc OHV 2 Port Sloper . Lovely little thumper. Pleasure to ride.

Beautiful old BSA motorcycle, easy starter and rides lovely. The 350cc OHV sloper is quite rare. A bit lighter than the 500 but still a solid little bike. Vintage BSA's are very well made quality motorcycles, and this one is no exception. This BSA won't win any races, but it will chug along happily smile after mile and not let you down.

Current V5C and MOT & tax to May 2012. Nice history including old brown log book, old tax discs and MOT certificates. 1928 BSA Parts list, and some photocopied sales sheets.

BSA was founded in 1861 in Birmingham, England by fourteen gunsmiths of the Birmingham Small Arms Trade Association, who had together supplied arms to the British government during the Crimean War. The company branched out as the gun trade declined, and in the 1880s the company began to manufacture bicycles. In 1903 the company's first experimental motorcycle was constructed. By 1909 they were offering a number of motorcycles for sale.

BSA motorcycles were sold as affordable motorcycles with reasonable performance for the average user. BSA stressed the reliability of their machines, the availability of spares and dealer support. The motorcycles were a mixture of sidevalve and OHV engines offering different performance for different roles, e.g. hauling a sidecar. The bulk of use would be for commuting. BSA motorcycles were also popular with "fleet buyers" in Britain, who used the Bantams for telegram delivery for the Post Office or motorcycle/sidecar combinations for AA patrols. This mass market appeal meant they could claim "one in four is a BSA" on advertising.

A joy to ride, this BSA does everything a vintage motorcycle should, and will put a smile on your face.

1929 BSA 350cc OHV 2 Port Sloper . Lovely little thumper. Pleasure to ride.

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