BSA Develops Its Own 650cc Engine To Take The Fight To Royal Enfield
It is suspected that BSA could showcase its new middleweight bike at the EICMA motorcycle show this year.
Classic Legends has developed a 650cc engine to be used in BSA motorcycles which will be launched in the near future in India and abroad.
Said to be in advanced stages of testing, the engine is expected to be instrumental in the revival of the motorcycle brand.
Currently, engineers are fine-tuning the 650cc engine, which most likely will be a parallel twin unit, for compliance with the emissions standards present in the UK.
Since test runs are also being conducted, we can assume that the brand new middleweight BSA motorcycle is also well under development.
Although Mahindra has plans to build a factory in the UK to manufacture BSA motorcycles there, in all likelihood, the very first examples are set to be made in India.
Classic Legends has also setup a dedicated assembly line for manufacturing BSA bikes at the Pithampur plant. The idea is to manufacture the components here and ship them overseas in order for the bike to be assembled.
The UK market will likely get the revived brand’s new middleweight models first, post which Classic Legends will introduce them in India.
Currently, the launch timeline of the BSA brand remains unknown. Some suggest that the first new models, likely powered by the 650cc BSA engine, could be showcased at the EICMA motorcycle show this year. As things stand though, the BSA motorcycle is not ready and work on the project is ongoing in the UK.
Apart from working on middleweight bikes powered by its new 650cc engine, BSA also has its eyes set upon the electric 2-wheeler industry. It reportedly is developing an electric motorcycle as well.
Source – ETAuto.com