The BSA Gold Star 650 is set to launch in the UK next month, and is expected to enter the Indian market next year.
In December last year, British motorcycle maker BSA made a comeback by closing its new offer – the Gold Star 650. The company has revived Classic Legends, owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, and the new motorcycle is a modern classic, designed to capture. Fans of retro-style motorcycles.
Here, we take a look at all the key details you should know about the beautiful BSA Gold Star 650.
BSA’s new offer features a beautiful retro-inspired design, inspired by the original Gold Star models. [1938 to 1963]. The bike gets a round headlight, a long single-piece handlebar, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a single-piece seat, round rearview mirror, wire-spoke wheels and more. The motorcycle also gets a healthy smattering of chrome. A premium look.
The BSA Gold Star 650 is underpinned by a tubular dual-cradle steel frame, which will provide better firmness and stability. The suspension system is relatively simple, with a 41mm conventional telescopic front fork and dual rear shocks (preload-adjustable). Like a few other retro-style bikes, the new Gold Star gets an 18-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel.
3. Features and equipment
The instrument cluster for the upcoming BSA motorcycle is a semi-digital unit with an analog speedometer, an analog tachometer and LCD screen for other information. The taillight is an LED unit, although the headlamp is halogen. The braking system has single discs on both wheels – 320mm at the front and 255mm at the rear – with dual-channel ABS. A 12V USD charging port is also provided here
4. Engine and transmission
The BSA Gold Star 650 is powered by a 652cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine. This DOHC engine has modern technology under the surface, but it is designed like the old school. This powerplant is capable of producing maximum power of 45 PS and maximum torque of 55 Nm. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox, available as a slip and assist clutch standard.
5. Expected launch date
The BS Gold Star 650 was initially expected to go on sale in the UK this month, but according to reports, the manufacturer is currently in the process of setting up a dealer network there. The bike is now expected to go on sale there in May 2022, with delivery expected to begin in June 2022.
Classic Legends currently has no plans to launch the BSA Goldstar 650 in India, although they are made here. That said, the demand for retro-style motorcycles is fairly strong in the Indian market, and we may see BSA enter our market sometime next year.