Sunbeam Model 95

   

Make Model.

Sunbeam Model 95, 95R

Year

1934

Engine

Single cilinder, side valve, single exhaust port, downdraught TT carburetor

Capacity

493 cc / 30.1 cu in
Bore x Stroke 80 x 98 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Exhaust Single

Starting

Kick
Transmission 4-Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Duplex cradle, steel

Front Suspension

Druid-pattern, girder forks

Rear Suspension

Rigid, spring loaded saddle

Front Brakes

Drum, 203 mm / 8"

Rear Brakes

Drum, 203 mm / 8"
Wheels Steel, multi-spoke laced
   

Sunbeam drew back their racing after 1930, though kept a foot in the water with faster ‘90’ models for private owners and their last design of racing model, the ‘Model 95’ of 1934.

Visually perhaps the most handsome machine ever built by John Marston Ltd., the ‘95’ took the race-winning layout of the late ‘90’, allied to a much better gearbox, cylinder-head and lubrication system.

Listed in two varieties, the ‘95R’ in race trim and the more expensive ‘95L’ with lighting, the distinction seems to have been academic, the two being mechanically identical, produced in small numbers only as was usual for a hand-fitted racing machine.

The ‘95’, raced successfully, by Walter Rusk amongst others, was also Sunbeam’s last works-supported, Senior T.T. entry in 1934.