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Sarolea 1939 Models

Sarolea 1939 39A 350cc SV

Sarolea 1939 39AL

Sarolea 1939 39AS 350cc SV

Sarolea 1939 39ASL 350cc SV

Sarolea 1939 39B 350cc OHV

Sarolea 1939 39H 973cc SV HO Twin

Sarolea 1939 LW 125cc

Sarolea 1939 39R

Sarolea 1939 39R6

Sarolea 1939 39S

Sarolea 1939 39T5 500cc SV

Sarolea 1939 39T6 600cc SV

Sarolea 39 LW 125 cc.

    Engine : 1 cyl. - 122cc - 2 Stroke
    Carburettor: 159/021
    Gearbox: 2- Speed
    Power: 7 HP
    Top Speed: 65 km/h
    Price in 1939: 3.700.-FB

Sarolea 39 AS 350 cc.

The 39 AS 350cc side valves, a popular machine at a popular price, but of a perfect design and an indisputable chic. Weighing only 125 kg, it is capable of lively performances. It features a three-speed gearbox, controlled by the long direct lever, 3.25 tires and a black finish with blue stripes.

Sarolea 39 ASL 350 cc.

The 39 ASL is a luxury edition of the previous one. Here, rims, handlebars and silencers are chrome. The tires are 3.50 balloons and the gearbox is controlled by the selector.

Sarolea 39 A 350 cc.

The 39 A is the 350 cc Classic side, with 4-speed gearbox, 15 liter tank, 180 mm brake drum, duplex primary chain, side stands. It weighs a little heavier than the previous ones, 140 kilos.

Sarolea 39 T5 500 cc. and Sarolea 39 T6 600 cc.

The 39 T5 and T6 are the 500cc side valve models. And 600cc. Respectively. Both have aluminum heads. The 39T5 still stands out from the previous 500 cc. With side valves by the addition of direct lubrication of the valves by spraying oil from the flywheels, a system tested on the other Saroléas with side valves and which, in the experience, proved to be absolutely essential.

Sarolea 39 B 350 cc.

The 39 B is the 350 cc. Monotube with overhead valves, the perfect expression of the sports machine. Like the other Saroleas with overhead valves, it has been improved this year by the use of a rubber saddle which will be highly appreciated by sports enthusiasts.

Sarolea 39 AS 350cc

    The 39AS joined the 39A and 39AL, but had important an improvement in that the frame and fork now had welded joints rather than brazed and resulting in a lighter and stronger chassis. It also had a new gearbox and engine upgrades. The majority (possibly all) of the production went to the military.
    Top Speed: 82 km/h

1939 Saroléa 38H Military

    Engine : 2 cyl. - 973cc SV Boxer
    Carburettor: 276/104
    Gearbox: 3-speed + reduction
    Power: 20 HP
    Top Speed: 82 km/h

Sources: Text from "Moto Vision", 1939 Salon (English Translation), and from Automoto Museum, Belgium. Images from Belgian and German catalogues.