1934 BSA 986cc Model G34-14 Motorcycle Combination  Frame no. B14 430 Engine no. B14 411

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Lot 432
1934 BSA 986cc Model G34-14 Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. 890 XUC Frame no. B14 430 Engine no. B14 411

Sold for £ 9,775 (US$ 11,760) inc. premium
1934 BSA 986cc Model G34-14 Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. 890 XUC
Frame no. B14 430
Engine no. B14 411
‘Both the de Luxe and Colonial machines have been expressly designed for Sidecar work with heavy loads. For high speeds or in difficult country the extra power given by the larger engine will add materially to the rider’s comfort and the average road performance. The BSA 9.86hp twin cylinder model is a typical example of the high standard of perfection to which the modern motor bicycle has been raised. As a super touring combination, it worthily upholds the highest traditions of British Engineering.’ - BSA Cycles Ltd, 1927.

The first motorcycles made by the Birmingham Small Arms Company in the early 1900s used proprietary engines such as the Belgian Minerva, and it was not until 1910 that the firm introduced a BSA-designed and built machine. The firm’s first v-twin - the 770cc (6-7hp) Model E - appeared late in 1919 and would prove the forerunner of a long line of rugged and dependable ‘sidecar tugs’. A larger, 986cc version debuted as the Model F in 1922 and would continue in production as the Model G, regularly revised and updated, until 1940, though changes made to the big v-twin during the 1930s were few compared with those made to BSA’s singles.

‘Police and other public services throughout the world have proved that this machine will give years of hard work with the minimum of attention and expense,’ claimed the Small Heath publicists, emphasising the G14’s virtues, while Motor Cycling magazine pressed the point that, at £82 in 1938 with the mandatory speedometer an extra, the G14 was far from cheap and few could afford such luxury.

This BSA G34-14, complete with BSA sidecar, was totally restored over period of eight years commencing in approximately the late 1990s, sidecar chassis and body included. The restoration was nearing its end when the previous owner suffered a heart attack and was rendered unable to complete it. The machine still requires the electrics to be connected, the fuel system checked and a new battery fitted plus, of course, the usual safety checks before it returns to the road. Offered with Swansea V5, ‘890 XUC’ represents a great opportunity to acquire a fully restored BSA G14 outfit with all the hard work already done.
1934 BSA 986cc Model G34-14 Motorcycle Combination  Frame no. B14 430 Engine no. B14 411
1934 BSA 986cc Model G34-14 Motorcycle Combination  Frame no. B14 430 Engine no. B14 411
1934 BSA 986cc Model G34-14 Motorcycle Combination  Frame no. B14 430 Engine no. B14 411
1934 BSA 986cc Model G34-14 Motorcycle Combination  Frame no. B14 430 Engine no. B14 411
1934 BSA 986cc Model G34-14 Motorcycle Combination  Frame no. B14 430 Engine no. B14 411
1934 BSA 986cc Model G34-14 Motorcycle Combination  Frame no. B14 430 Engine no. B14 411
1934 BSA 986cc Model G34-14 Motorcycle Combination  Frame no. B14 430 Engine no. B14 411
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