Earlier, BSA Motorcycles revealed that they are coming back with new teasers on social media. Now, they have unveiled their first motorcycle. It is likely to be called Gold Star 650 and will not get launched in India, atleast not as of now. BSA also used to sell a motorcycle by the same name between 1938 and 1963.
BSA is now a part of Classic Legends which is backed up by Anand Mahindra. Classic Legeneds acquired the BSA brand for around Rs. 28 Crores. The motorcycle’s test mule has been spotted in India also. So, there are chances that the Gold Star is developed in India. The motorcycle was showcased at an exclusive event that happened in Birmingham, the United Kingdom and the images were uploaded on BSA Motorcycles, Facebook page.
You would be able to see the new Gold Star at a motorcycle show that will be held in Birmingham between 4th December to 12th December. The main rival of the BSA Gold Star 650 will be the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650.
From the design, the Gold Star looks retro and mimic the look of the original Gold Star. The fuel tank has been given a teardrop design. It gets an off-set fuel filler cap and is finished in chrome and body colour. There is a BSA logo also on the side.
Up-front, there is a circular headlamp, covered shock absorbers and a mud guard that looks like is made out of metal. It is running on spoked wheels so we do not expect them to be tubeless. The engine casing is chrome finished and has been given an old school look. There is a single sided chrome exhaust and a relatively large side panel finished in black. Till now, two colours of the motorcycles have been unveiled. There is a grey with chrome and red with chrome. Both paint schemes are quite similar to the ones we have seen on the Interceptor 650 and the new-gen Classic 350.
Braking duties will be done by a disc in the front and at the rear. There will be dual-channel anti-lock braking system as standard. There is an analogue instrument cluster which seems like will run counter-clockwise. There is an engine kill switch and a button for hazard flashers. The suspension duties will be done by conventional forks in the front and shock absorbers at the rear.
Where the original Gold Star was sold with engines between 350 cc to 500 cc. The 2022 Gold Star is expected to be sold with a 650 cc engine. It will be a single-cylinder engine that will produce around 50 PS of max power and 45 Nm of peak torque.
We can see the air fins on the motorcycle but there is also a radiator and a hose that travels to the engine. So, either the engine would be liquid-cooled or air-oil cooled. Transmission duties are expected to be done by a 5-speed gearbox.