Motorcycle, Sunbeam S7

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Motorcycle, Sunbeam S7

This 'Sunbeam S7' 500 cc motorcycle was made by BSA Motorcycles Ltd of Birmingham in 1950.

Unusually, the motorcycle has interchangeable front and rear wheels. It has a twin cylinder engine.

BSA (Birmingham Small Arms) is the British largest motorcycle producer of all time. It first started making bicycles in the late 19th century. From the early 20th century it was producing motorcycles. Later in the century, BSA took over most of remaining British motorcycle companies, including Sunbeam.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-394-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1983.188
Date: 1950
Material: Inscription: SUNBEAM; HDA 821; 582136; 73106
Dimensions: 41.00" H x 87.00" x 41.00"
What: Motorcycle
Subject: 15. ROAD TRANSPORT, Internal combustion (Departmental Classification)
Who: B.S.A. Motorcycles Ltd (Sunbeam Division), Small Heath, Birmingham, England (Maker)
Where: England, Warwickshire, Birmingham
Description: Sunbeam 500 cc motorcycle made by BSA Motorcycles Ltd of Birmingham in 1950
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