I regretted ever selling it.
One issue I dispute is the claimed production ratio to the B33 as four to one in favour of the B31, followed by today there appear to be more B33 than B31s. I believe the ratio to have been much higher.
Don Morley writes in his Oxfrey published book BSA that it could be possibly as high as 15 to 1.
I think he is nearer the truth.
I now have a B33, bought after watching the ‘for sales’ for months. I saw many B31s and only rarely would a B33 appear.
The Classic MotorCycle of August, at my count, has five B31s to zero B33s for sale.
Of the several reasons you gave for the popularity of the B31, you missed a very valid one – that of hire purchase. When you were under 21 years of age, all agreements had to be approved and signed by an adult. The 350 was generally regarded by many parents as much safer.
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