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Sunbeam 1919 Models

Civilian production resumed in January 1919 with three models emerging from the Sunbeam works.

The 3½ h.p. was available as a 'Sporting' model which resembled the 1914 T.T. model, and a 'Standard' model based on the War Department GS model with its heavier chains and large diameter hubs.

An 8 h.p. JAP engined v-twin, similar to the last JAP-powered military Sunbeam, was produced for heavy sidecar work.

The range for 1919 consisted of:

2¾ h.p. Standard model

2¾ h.p. Sporting model

8 h.p. (996cc) JAP V-twin model