Friday, March 24

BSA Motorcycles returns with Gold Star 650. Specifications revealed

Mahindra’s Classic Legends has officially re-introduce the iconic British bike maker – BSA Motorcycles at a special event in the Birmingham in the UK. The company has showased the first model – the BSA Gold Star classic motorcycle.

The BSA Gold Star was originally sold between 1938 and 1963 and was offered with multiple engine options ranging from 350cc to 500cc.

The images it can be seen that the 2022 BSA Gold Star retains the classic design of the original model. The classic lines are neatly executed and the bike has a proportional design. The bike also has twin-pod analogue gauges for readouts for the speed and RPM.

The Gold Star is powered by a 652cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve unit that makes 45hp at 6,000rpm and 55Nm of torque at 4,000rpm paired to a 5-speed gearbox.

The motorcycle uses a tubular steel, dual-cradle frame and a 41mm telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers for suspension. Braking, meanwhile, is handled by a single 320m disc up front and a 255mm disc at the rear. The bike also uses Brembo callipers at both ends. The wheels on the Gold Star are 18 inches up front and 17 inches at the rear, shod with Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres. The bike has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres and a kerb weight of 213kg.

Classic Legends will produce the BSA Gold Star in Birmingham, which is the brand’s original home, and a technical centre in Conventory has already been setup to develop motorcycles. The company is also working on electric motorcycles. In fact, UK government has granted 4.6 million pound to BSA for the development of zero-emission motorcycles.

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