A Sunbeam S8

Produced from Spring 1949 until 1956, approximately 8300 manufactured.

Distinctive features

  • Available in Black or polychromatic grey (some were supplied in standard BSA colours, especially to Canada and USA)

  • Conventional BSA type front fork suspension

  • Normal 'Lucas MC45L' dynamo

  • Normal control levelers

  • Spring mounted three point attachment seat

  • Tank badges blue on early bikes, and yellow later

  • Aluminum cast exhaust with art-deco styling

  • Flat pressed steel carburettor cover

  • Horn mounted on the left hand side of the frame behind the rear brake peddle

  • Conventional tyres

  • Side stand

  • Normal main stand

  • Flat petrol cap

  • Plain fork shrouds

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