Sunbeam S8500: history, specs, pictures
|Also called||S8 500|
|Production||1949 - 1956|
|Bore / Stroke||70.0mm x 63.5mm|
|Top Speed||75 mph (120 km/h)|
|Horsepower||23.47 HP (17.5 KW) @ 6000RPM|
|Transmission||Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Clutch: dry singleplate
|Brakes||Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
|Wheelbase||55.12 inches (1400 mm)|
|Weight||412.26 pounds (187.0 Kg) (dry),|
Power was moderated via the dry singleplate.
It came with a 4.50-16 front tire and a 4.50-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic while the rear was equipped with a plungers. The bike weighed just 412.26 pounds (187.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.12 inches (1400 mm) long.