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BSA Sunbeam

The Triumph Tigress . sold as the BSA Sunbeam . was a scooter to have good performance and for the motorcycle enthusiast. The entry of the BSA into the scooter field was by Edward Turner in October The 250cc model would a cruising speed of 55to60mph and petrol consumption of 120miles per gallon (2.4L/100km; 100mpg -US ). A 250cc BSA Sunbeam was displayed at the Earl’s Court Cycle and Cycle Show. [ 1 ] Manufacture in late 1959, but delivery were acknowledged due to problems recruiting labour, although it was that the group had a manufacturing of 50,000 machines a year. [ 2 ]

The design by Edward Turner on Triumph ‘s long of building fast motorcycles, and was under two brand names to advantage of established distribution This badge engineering was one of the uses of the Sunbeam marque. The between the BSA Sunbeam and Triumph were entirely cosmetic the former in polychromatic green also two-tone red and cream, a BSA badge; the latter in a shell with Triumph badging.

The scooter was available with a four-… twin or 175cc single-cylinder engine. Both were forced-air-cooled. The two-… was a of the BSA Bantam engine but the four-… was a new parallel-twin with gear than chain drive to the The contact-breaker fed two ignition coils, of which had a lead to its spark without a distributor.

Drive to the rear wheel was by a enclosed chain in an oil bath. versions had four, foot-operated Some of the 250 twins were with an electric starter and a 12 (not 6 volt) electrical The 250 twin sold well and do 70mph (105km/h) with suspension and good roadholding having only 10-inch

The only problem was build it was sometimes said that a was a joy to own so long as someone else was the repair bills.

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The 250cc model was discontinued in 1964, the two-… model in 1965.

in the 1960s, despite internal from those who felt scooters would dilute the image of the brand, Triumph by BSA) produced another and a motor tricycle for shoppers. The Tina and the Ariel 3 tricycle also owned the Ariel were intended to tap into the segment for a convenient ‘shopping

References [ edit ]

^ The Times 30 October 1958 page 6, 15 1958 page 5 ^ The Times 19 November 1959 page 20, 9 1961 page 21

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