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Sunbeam Motorcycles

Sunbeam 1932 Lion 500 and 600

The 492cc SV Lion was a development of the Model 6, named for the iconic trademark. It was fitted with a four-speed gearbox, a pushrod clutch and interchangeable wheels, and the Druid girder forks had been replaced with Webb centre-spring forks. By 1932 a 599cc version of the Lion was added as the Model 7A and the 500 was named the Model 6A Lion.

600 c.c. LION LONGSTROKE SIDE VALVE MODEL COMPLETELY EQUIPPED WITH DYNAMO LIGHTING, ELECTRIC HORN, INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTAINING CLOCK AND OIL GAUGE, CHAIN CASES, FOUR-SPEED GEARBOX

SPECIFICATION

ENGINE. Single cylinder side valve. Detachable non-detonating turbulent head. Totally enclosed lubricated valves with adjustable tappets and exhaust valve lifter. Patent Invar strut anti-Slap piston. Adjustable dry sump engine lubrication (Pat. 290,41 3) with oil gauge on tank. Amal carburetter with lever control (twist grip control optional). Large exhaust pipe with Sunbeam patent Silencer.

TYRES. Dunlop wired on. Hubs fitted with Tecalemit grease gun system. Front and rear stands.

FRAME. Low riding position with saddle tank and separate oil tank. Sunbeam adjustable handlebars and Sunbeam steering damper. Adjustable rubber-covered footrests.

FRONT FORK. Sunbeam front fork with central spring and Sunbeam adjustable shock absorber, lubricated by Tecalemit grease gun system.


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