The BSA Gold Star has been designed in the UK and built in India
BSA Motorcycles’ first new bike has been named the Gold Star and here are the very first images of the new machine.
Showcased to a select few at Birmingham, UK, the new motorcycle from the once legendary marque has been designed in Britain and built in India.
The 2-wheeler brand will be officially relaunched in Birmingham at the Motorcycle Live 2021 show (4th-12th December) and the Gold Star should be introduced at the event.
It’s design is quintessentially classic to say the least. Up front, there is a wide mudguard and a circular headlamp, while along the sides, the motorcycle’s large engine, teardrop fuel tank, long and flat seat and single-sided exhaust can be seen.
At the back though, the BSA Gold Star has an LED tail lamp, while the circular indicators come with orange lens. Also circular are the mirrors and clocks.
Speaking of which, the Gold Star has twin analogue dials showing the speed and engine RPM, while a smaller display is positioned just ahead of the 2 dials.
The BSA Gold Star also has an off-set fuel filler cap, fairly regular switchgear and a device of sorts fitted next to the left-side hand grip.
From the photographs that have been released, it is clear that the Gold Star will come in Chrome, Green, Red, and Silver colour choices. Also, there are plentiful chromed parts on the bike that Indians would like.
Riding on wire-spoked wheels, the motorcycle has 1 disc brake at each axle (revealing that it will not be too powerful), while regular front forks and twin rear shocks take care of ironing out the bumps.
From the looks of it, the BSA Gold Star is powered by a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 650cc engine that should produce tonnes of torque, befitting the character of large single-cylinder motors.
The exact technical details of the BSA Gold Star will be revealed in a day’s time and the motorcycle, which will come with plentiful accessories including a tinted flyscreen, rear carrier and soft bags, will rival the Royal Enfield 650 twins globally.