1925 BSA 250cc Model B ‘Round Tank’
Lot 456
1925 BSA 250cc Model B ‘Round Tank’
Sold for £3,450 (US$ 5,798) inc. premium
Lot Details
1925 BSA 250cc Model B ‘Round Tank’
Registration no. MO 5500
Frame no. 17403
Engine no. 18438
A top-selling model for BSA in the 1920s, the versatile Model B, or ‘Round Tank’, was used by just about every tradesman whose job required cheap personal transport. Popular with learners - the fact that the gearbox had only two speeds and that both brakes operated on the rear wheel were attributes guaranteed to reassure novices - the reliable 250 sidevalve provided many with their first motorcycling experience. Advanced features, for a lightweight, included all-chain drive and pumped lubrication, though the traditional sight feed and auxiliary hand pump were retained. A three-speed version - identifiable by its black tank - was added for 1926 and then the following year a wedge-shaped tank replaced the much-loved original. This ‘Round Tank’ has been in the current, elderly owner’s possession for 40-or-so years. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, the machine comes with old-style continuation logbook (1947) and Swansea V5 document.