BSA C15 SS: history, specs, pictures
|BSA C15 SS|
air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder, SOHV
|Bore / Stroke||66.0mm x 66.0mm|
|Horsepower||15.02 HP (11.2 KW) @ 5000RPM|
|Fuel System||Amal carburetor|
|Transmission||Gear box: 4-speed, manual
Final Drive: chain
|Suspension||Front: telescopic fork
Rear: plunger shocks
|Front Tire||3.25 x 17|
|Rear Tire||3.25 x 17|
|Wheelbase||51.5 inches (1308 mm)|
|Length||77.99 inches (1981 mm)|
|Width||27.01 inches (686 mm)|
|Seat Height||30.0 inches (762 mm)|
|Weight||127.0 kg (wet)|
The bike has a 4-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the four friction plates.
It came with a 3.25 x 17 front tire and a 3.25 x 17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via drum in the front and a drum in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a plunger shocks. The wheelbase was 51.5 inches (1308 mm) long.
1958 - 1967 BSA C15 SS
The BSA C15 SS was created for novice riders that still want more performance from their machine. It has at its heart a four-stroke, air-cooled, 249cc, single cylinder powerhouse mated to a four-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 15 horsepower at 5000 rpm.
Also, it comes with features such as laced wheels with a white-wall tire mounted on the front one, a dual seat, plunger shocks as a rear suspension, a telescopic front fork, a side-stand, a round headlight, wide handlebars, a rear taillight and a drum braking system.