Sunbeam 1926 M1 350cc 1 cyl sv



1926 Sunbeam 2 ¾ Hp “ Model 2 “  347 cc side valve, frame# 22281  engine # H1242

The Wolverhampton based firm of John Marston earned fame for their superb bicycles in the early years of the last century. 
In 1912 their first motorcycle was presented, a 350 cc  side valve model ( 75x 79 bore and stroke) with a 2 speed gearbox. 
Soon the capacity was increased to 500cc, and also models with proprietary V-twin engines were made.  
Sunbeam motorcycles gained fame for their very high standards of workmanship, their speed and their reliability: The TT was won several  times in the nineteen twenties. 
The 2 ¾ model was redesigned to 70x 90 longstroke configuration and  presented again in 1923, this time with 3 speed gearbox..In 1925 internal expanding brakes and mechanical drip feed oiling were added. 
The 2 ¾  HP model was sold in touring specification with footboards, balanced front mudguard and enclosed rear chain as Model 1; the sporting version was labelled Model 2. 
Production of this light Sunbeam stopped in 1930.
This 2 ¾  model is an older restoration.