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BSA B40WD, 2 x 1, 12 V (Side view, left side)


  Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Danish Army Material Command


Danish Army Specific: This machine was the replacement for the fleet of Nimbus MCs. A batch of 400 MCs were acquired in 1967. Acquisition price was around 5.800 DKr. each.
Further machines were ordered in 1969 and in the early 1970s to a total amount of 1.100 MCs.
The B40 was superseded around 1980 with the introduction of the
Yamaha DT250MX.
: The B40 with telescopic front forks was a modern motorcycle in its day and was used for convoy control, messenger services etc. The B40 like most military motorcycles of the period was basically a road machine with limited off road performance.
Standard machine of the British Army and RAF until late 1970s.
Length: 2.14 m (83 inches).
Width: 0.72 m (28 inches).
Height: 1.10 m (43 inches).
Weight: 241 kg (532 lb.).
: BSA 1-cylinder 343 cm3 (21 cubic inches) displacement, air cooled, carburettor.
Horsepower: 18 at 6.000 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt, positive ground.
Brakes: Mechanical.
Tyres: Front: 3.00 - 20, rear: 3.50 - 18.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 16 liter (3.5 gallons).
Range: 160 km (100 miles).
Crew: 1 + 1.
Additional: The machines were delivered to the Danish Army through H.V. Hansen (BSA-huset) in Copenhagen.

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