Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sunbeam S7 500cc motorcycle, 1951



Made by BSA. It what started the modern day advanced design for motorcycles. The design was adopted by a few manufacturers after 1945 as a progressive alternative to the long established single-cylinder, chain-driven type of machine. The large-section tires, used in conjunction with the telescopic front forks and sprung rear frame, made the S7 one of the most comfortable and most advanced motorcycles ever designed for long-distance touring for that era. The Japanese took us for a ride from there and eventually HD caught up with the plan...!!! Do you see a resemblance to the softail here?

6 comments:

Dr.John said...

It looks great and I love the history of it.

Baron's Life said...

Thanks Dr. John..we will make a rider out of you yet...lol

Thom said...

Softail? what is that? Something you go after in the dark and either keep the lights off or have a nightlight on?

Baron's Life said...

Thom...yes it is something we all chase after some of us more than others...I happen to be happily married but I am right now as we speak looking for a softail....and I wanna ride her every chance I can and my wife approves...am I lucky or what ?

Rajesh said...

Look great and really sturdy. Lot of information in such a small post.

Baron's Life said...

Rajesh, Thank you for your visit, always a pleasure to see you here my friend. I agree it's a consice post. It is meant as a quickie, in--get the info---out...! to make it easier for the reader to absorb and digest facts quickly, rapidly, intelligently in a manner that does not waste her/his time in any way.
Cheers and have a great Day...I love your blog.