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Unit 5 Manor Farm, Meppershall Rd, Upper Stondon, Henlow, Beds

SG16 6LJ

1950 Sunbeam S8 500cc Direct Drive For Sale

£6,495 As stated

Price £6,495As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make Sunbeam
  S8 500cc
Year 1950
Mileage 3,895 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Bedfordshire
Status Trade
  06-Sep-2021
Ref C1354901
In stock with us here at RFH Classics we have this 1950 Sunbeam S8 500cc Direct Drive Classic Motorbike that until recently formed part of a small collection of cars and motorbikes we purchased. The bike was only ever available in the Black you see here or Sage Green, in fact until recently we had a Sage Green model which was sold to a collector in Australia. The bike was in good regular use until around 3 years ago when it was taken off the road and dry stored. We have had the bike running but prior to sale will have it serviced and inspected. Additional Pictures and a walk around video are on our website.

The Sunbeam S8 is a British motorcycles designed by Erling Poppe with styling loosely based on the BMW R75 designs that were acquired as war reparations by BSA (full rights to the Sunbeam brand had been acquired from AMC in 1943). Built in Redditch, the unusual engine layout was similar to that of a car. The engine was a longitudinally mounted inline vertical OHC 500 cc twin based on an experimental 1932 BSA design (the Line-Ahead-Twin - LAT) with coil ignition and wet sump lubrication which, through a dry clutch, drove a shaft drive to the rear wheel. The inline engine made this technologically feasible—horizontally-opposed ("flat") twin engines on BMW motorcycles had already used shaft drives following the system employed by Nimbus in 1918.

Due to the nature and age of our classic cars and bikes we are unable to offer warranties on these vehicles. All motorcycles registered before 1978 do not need an MOT test so we do recommend an independent inspection of the bike to satisfy yourself as to its roadworthiness. Clear of Finance and Insurance Damage, certificate supplied. Please bring your Driving Licence when test driving a vehicle. Viewings by Appointment please, call us on the details below to book an appointment.
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