Specific: This machine was the replacement for
the fleet of Nimbus
MC´s. A batch of 400 MC´s were acquired in 1967.
Acquisition price was around 5.800 DKr. each.
Further machines were ordered in 1969 and in the early
1970´s to a total amount of 1.100 MC´s.
The B40 was superseded around 1980 with the
introduction of the Yamaha DT250MX.
Historical: 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
Length: 2.14 m (83 inches).
Width: 0.72 m (28 inches).
Height: 1.10 m (43 inches).
Weight: 241 kg (532 lb.).
Engine: BSA 1-cylinder 343 cm3 (21 cubic inches)
displacement, air cooled, carburettor.
Horsepower: 18 at 6.000 rpm.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt, positive ground.
Tyres: Front: 3.00 - 20, rear: 3.50 -
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