Sunbeam Police Motorcycle in Portugal


Exhibition center Beja 38° 0' 17.568" N, 7° 51' 27.288" W
Sunbeam police motorcycle in Portugal

A nice old-timer Sunbeam motorcycle was at display by the Portuguese Republican Guard (GNR) on the OVIBEJA cultural festival held each year. This original was used to patrol the roads, have a look;


Sunbeam police motorcycle

This classic Sunbeam BSA motorcycle was used by the Portuguese Republican Guard. The Sunbeam is known for its characteristic fat tires and fenders and was produced between 1945 and 1956.

Sunbeam S7 motorcycle at OVIBEJA in Beja, Alentejo, Portugal
Sunbeam S7 500CC motorcycle - used by the GNR in Portugal
The Sunbeam S7 was on display at OVIBEJA 2012 festival in Beja city – a large cultural festival in the Alentejo region.

Rear seat and steps Sunbeam S7

It has a special stands in the rear, front and steer. It’s probably used for special occasions like a procession.
Sunbeam S7 motorcycle rear seat and stand
Sunbeam rear stands and seat

Sunbeam 500 cc inline engine

The engine is something special – it’s a 2 cylinder 500cc inline engine with a drive shaft.
Sunbeam S7 engine
Sunbeam 2 cylinder inline engine with drive shaft
Although mechanically not very well designed – it had its problems with the drive shaft - it’s still a very nice motorcycle.
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