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The revived BSA brand showed its first Gold Star model

Fri, 04 Mar 2022

At last we have a brand new model of the beloved brand: after the success of Royal Enfield and Jawa, the British BSA has returned to service. The single-cylinder classic Gold Star will enter the European market - a spiritual successor to the original company's lineup, but with a completely modern filling. The novelty is equipped with a single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, two overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder, a working volume of 652 cm3. 45 horses (available at 6000 rpm) and 55 Nm (at 4000 rpm) were removed from it. The gearbox is five-speed, there will also be a slipper clutch and a shift assistant. Visually, the new Gold Star literally copies its ancestor from the 60s: the design of the engine, frame, tank, everything repeats the original at a very high level. In addition to the basic version, the Legacy Edition will go on sale: it will have chrome fenders and mirrors, polished engine covers and handlebar levers, as well as a white saddle trim. The motorcycle is equipped with two-channel ABS, the front brake is a two-piston floating Brembo caliper and a floating disc 320mm, and in the back is a single-piston Brembo and a 255mm disc. Spoke wheels, 18" front and 17" rear, wrapped in Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tires. In curb condition, the bike weighs 213 kg, the volume of the gas tank is 12 liters. Seat height 780 mm. The bikes are currently made in India, but Mahindra plans to build the bikes in the UK, not far from BSA's historic home of Birmingham. By the way, the motorcycle was developed completely in Britain.

By Azali Minyki

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