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It was designed by a designer more accustomed to car engines, and it shows; a pity because in some ways it's a very advanced design and had a solid marketing name behind it.
However BMW had done their homework, their post-war designs were much better than the Sunbeam and their R69 ( produced from 1955 ) was everything the Sunbeam tried to be, but wasn't. It's doubly ironic that BSA actually based the Sunbeam, supposedly, on BMW designs they had inherited under War Reparations - but how you start with a BMW and end up with a Sunbeam, I couldn't rightly say.
This was also a time when BSA produced the Bantam from the same basic bike that Harley developed the Hummer from, and the British motor industry turned down the VW Beetle as too unsightly and difficult to make and sell, so there were plenty of dud decisions made around then...
However BMW had done their homework, their post-war designs were much better than the Sunbeam and their R69 ( produced from 1955 ) was everything the Sunbeam tried to be, but wasn't.
That's why this is in my garage and not a Sunbeam! '55 R69, #257 in the production run.
That, and you need to do your concept testing BEFORE starting production, not after.
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