BSA Y13

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1936 BSA Y13

The BSA Y13 was a twin, four-stroke motorcycle produced between 1936 and 1938. Claimed horsepower was 19.04 HP (14.2 KW) @ 4800 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 71.0mm bore x 94.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 748.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (OHV).

Drive[edit]

The final drive was via chain. Power was moderated via the multi-plate dry clutch.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 4.00-18 front tire and a 4.00-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a quick adjustable shock-streering damper while the rear was equiped with a none-rigid. The Y13 was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 54.02 inches (1372 mm) long.

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BSA Y13
Manufacturer
BSA
Production 1936 - 1938
Class Classic
Engine
air-cooled, four-stroke, V-Twin, OHV
Bore / Stroke 71.1mm x 71.1mm
Horsepower 26.95 HP (20.1 KW) @ 4800RPM
Ignition lucas
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed, manual

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: dry, multi-plate
Suspension Front: single spring girder fork
Rear: hard-tail, sprung seat
Brakes Front: drum
Rear: drum
Front Tire 4.00 x 18
Rear Tire 4.00 x 18
Wheelbase 54.02 inches (1372 mm)
Width 29.02 inches (737 mm)
Weight 204.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The BSA Y13 was a air-cooled, four-stroke, V-Twin, OHV Classic motorcycle produced by BSA between 1936 and 1938. Claimed horsepower was 26.95 HP (20.1 KW) @ 4800 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled air-cooled, four-stroke, V-Twin, OHV. A 71.1mm bore x 71.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 748.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, multi-plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 4.00 x 18 front tire and a 4.00 x 18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via drum in the front and a drum in the rear. The front suspension was a single spring girder fork while the rear was equipped with a hard-tail, sprung seat. The Y13 was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 54.02 inches (1372 mm) long.

1938 BSA Y13[edit]

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The BSA Y13 was one of the most powerful machines available on the market up to date, thanks to its air-cooled, four-stroke, 748cc, V-Twin powerplant, paired to a four-speed manual transmission that could reach a maximum power output of 27 horsepower at 4800 rpm.

Standard fittings for this powerful machine include a chromed, single-sided, dual exhaust system, a hard-tail rear suspension with a sprung seat, laced wheels, large fenders, wide handlebars, a large headlight, a front girder fork with a single spring and a steel duplex cradle frame plus drum brakes.


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