a special preview of the new BSA Gold Star in Birmingham, UK on Dec 03, 2021 by
BSA Motorcycles, the BSA Gold Star has now been officially unveiled at
Motorcycle Live, NEC Birmingham.
new BSA Gold Star is classified as a modern classic motorcycle, and its form is
instantly recognisable as a BSA.
new BSA Gold Star will also be available in Legacy Edition, which is inspired
by the Gold Stars of the past and finished in a special ‘Silver Sheen’ colour.
may be recalled that in 2016 M&M had acquired a controlling stake in
Classic Legends which in turn acquired BSA Company (BSA Motorcycles) including
all its existing global brand rights. BSA Company Ltd, trading as BSA
Motorcycles was acquired in October 2016 by Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd., a
subsidiary of the Mahindra Group. Earlier this year, BSA Company Ltd. was
awarded a £4.6 million grant by the UK Government for the development of
zero-emission motorcycles, as part of the low-carbon automotive initiative.
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single cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per
twin spark plugs
steel dual cradle
shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
320mm disc, Brembo two-piston floating calliper,
255mm disc, Brembo single-piston floating calliper,
WHEELS & TYRES
Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp
alloy rims 18 x 2.5”
Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp
alloy rims 17 x 4.25”
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
analogue speedometer and tachometer with
multi-functional displays & separate tell-tale
tail lamp with Integrated licence lamp
ABS (Continental) A&S (Assist & Slipper) clutch Engine immobiliser
USB charger 12V socket (jacket heater)
twin-pod instruments feature individual analogue speedometer and tachometer
units with LCD multi-functional display. The needles feature the same reverse
sweep function as the original Smiths clocks. The separate tell-tale pod on the
headlamp housing is another nod to the era gone by.
fuel tank builds on the tank of the M24 and DB34 Gold Star, with similar chrome
touches on the sides, an offset fuel filler cap and a dash of colour with
contrasting pin stripe. The BSA logo commands the same prominent position on
lot of detail has gone into styling the engine, which is based on a pre-unit
single and retains the same looks for authenticity.
new BSA Gold Star rides on wire-spoke alloy wheels –18-inch front and 17-inch
rear – giving it a quintessential classic character. A flat seat not only
complements the overall design but also works with the optimised handlebar and
foot peg position to offer a seating position that’s commanding yet
rear is kept minimalistic, with a reimagination of the original Lucas lamps but
with modern LED technology within. The signature fender stays – finished in
chrome to complete the persona of the new motorcycle.
other unique touches on the Legacy Edition include chrome-finished fenders,
mirrors and levers, polished engine covers, white beaded seat and a gloss black
finish on instruments, headlight cover and foot pegs, along with chromed
components across the motorcycle.
new BSA Gold Star is available in Insignia Red, Dawn Silver, Midnight Black,
Highland Green and Silver Sheen (Legacy Edition).
engine is liquid-cooled and features four valves operated by dual overhead
camshafts, yet it also sports the classic fins dating back to the Gold Star’s original
culminates in an engine that delivers a peak power of 45hp and peak torque of
55Nm. The engine has been developed by BSA in partnership with the Technical
University of Graz to meet the latest emission standards, without compromising
on performance and character.
for a ‘torquey’ feel throughout the rev range, the engine is made with just one
objective – riding pleasure. No matter what your riding style is and
irrespective of where you ride, the engine feels right at home. Torque starts
building up from as low as 1800rpm, delivering a healthy flow throughout the
rev range and resulting in effortless cruising and bursts of acceleration when
the backbone of the new BSA Gold Star is an all-new dual-cradle chassis with a
D- Loop integrated into the design; another signature element from the original
model. The front wheel is suspended via 41mm telescopic forks while the rear
features a traditional swingarm with twin shock absorbers, featuring a 5-step
stay true to its classic roots and yet deliver agile handling, the Gold Star
gets 18-inch wheels at the front and 17-inch wheels at the rear, shod with
premium Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres that come with a vintage tread pattern
and great handling characteristics. Braking is handled by Brembo featuring a
single 320mm disc at the front and 255mm disc at the rear, and equipped with
Continental dual channel ABS.
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