Post Listing Update: This BSA trials project did not get any interest at the opening bid of $3,600.
Introduced in 1947, the B33 gets very little glory compared to BSA’s performance bikes like the Gold Star, but this is what got many Brits around for many years – production ended in 1960. The B33 was a sales success because it was reliable, and they’re still relatively easy to take care of now with decent parts availability. This example is extra cool as it was a period trials machine.
Basic specifications include a 499cc single that produced 23 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and was capable of just topping 80 miles per hour. Realistically, you’d be happiest riding around at 55. For more on the B33, check out this buyer’s guide from Sump Magazine.
This example (VIN: ZB31S7067) was originally acquired by the seller with the plans of converting it to a street bike, but it seems that he’s been tied up with other projects. The motor fires up and the transmission works, but the seller says that it will “need a full service as it was sitting for quite a while” before he bought it last fall. The seat is on a Bates pan and the wheels are 19″ rear, 21″ front. Find this trials B33 for sale in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with an unmet opening bid of $3,600