• BSA Gold Star 650 motorcycles unveiled at NEC Birmingham

This is BSA’s first new motorcycle since its acquisition in 2016 by Mahindra Group

Classic Legends Private Limited has revived the British motorcycle company and here is the first model after its rebirth- the Gold Star 650. This modern classic motorcycle brings back its glory days design back to life.

While the overall body has grown in size, it still looks back to the original M24 and DB34 Gold Star motorcycles with elements like halogen headlamp, a12 litre fuel tank, chrome finish on the sides, offset fuel filler cap and the BSA logo on both sides. It rides on 18-inch front and 17-inch rear wire-spoke alloy wheels while the seats are flat and add to overall classic looks. The dual instrument cluster features analogue metres with LCD display and at the back it still retains the original Lucas taillamp but now with LED lighting.

The BSA Gold Star 650 is offered in Insignia Red, Dawn Silver, Midnight Black and Highland Green. It is also available in Legacy Edition, which comes in Silver Sheen colour scheme. It also gets chrome-finished fenders, mirrors and levers, polished engine covers, white beaded seat and a gloss black finish on instruments, headlight cover and foot pegs.

The engine is a 652cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder unit that produces 45.6PS and 55Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Aiding to the riding experience are the Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres and braking offered by Brembo with dual-channel ABS.

Mr Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, said: “BSA reigned supreme during the golden era of British motorcycles, renowned for their spirit and impeccable workmanship. We’re incredibly honoured to be showcasing a new model that captures the DNA of such a legendary brand, which stamped an undeniable mark on the world of motorcycling. The next chapter in the brand’s history is going to be an exciting ride.”

While its launch to India is not yet confirmed, we still hold our hopes high that we might see it in India soon after its launch. For now we see it going head-to-head with the Royal Enfield 650s.

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