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Collections at Black Country Living Museum

Motorbike Collection

We have a comprehensive collection of motorcycles with representatives from almost every Black Country manufacturer, including Sunbeam, Clyno, AJS, Wolf and Rockson.

Sunbeam who were extremely popular for their racing cars and aero engines, were also famed for the motorcycles that they made and in our collection we have the earliest known surviving motorcycle by their company - a 1913 Sunbeam.

Below is a selection of some of our collection

 

1930 Sunbeam Solo, Reg JO 1326 1930 Sunbeam Solo, Reg JO 1326

This machine is believed to be a genuine Isle of Man TT racer, used by Works rider Charlie Dodson in 1930. Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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1928 AJS Motorcycle, Reg UK 7411, 799cc 1928 AJS Motorcycle, Reg UK 7411, 799cc

Made at A.J. Stevens Wolverhampton. Very few of this model have survived Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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1918 Sunbeam Military Dispatch Rider's Motorcycle 1918 Sunbeam Military Dispatch Rider's Motorcycle

Found in France in a derelict state and brought back to the UK. During restoration the original brass plate bearing French dispatch rider's regiment and number and village of origin was exposed; contact has since been made with the mayor of the village. Only a handful of Sunbeam military motorcycles remain in...

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Wolf Motorcycle Wolf Motorcycle

Wolf motorcycle, manufactured by the Wearwell Cycle Company of Wolverhampton, 1936. Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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Rockson Motorcycle Rockson Motorcycle

The Rockson' motorcycle, manufactured by J. S. Rock & Sons of Cradley. Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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Sunbeam Motorcycle Sunbeam Motorcycle

This is the earliest known surviving Sunbeam motorcycle, manufactured in Wolverhampton in 1913. Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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