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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

1933 Sunbeam Model 90

1933 Sunbeam Model 90

1933 Sunbeam Model 90

Country: Great Britain
Engine: Air-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Bore x Stroke: 80mm x 98mm
Displacement: 493cc
Valves: Overhead, pushrod activated
Fuel System: Amal Carburetor
Transmission: 3-speed
Suspension: Front girder, rigid rear
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 305lb
Top speed: 90mph

1933 Sunbeam Model 90 (2)

The Model 90 Sunbeam was a very well designed motorcycle. Modified for racing, they were the winning machines in the Tourist Trophy races in the Isle of Man, with three first places in the late 1920s. A Model 90 was the last pushrod 2-valve motor to win a Senior (500cc) TT.

1933 Sunbeam Model 90 (1)