BSA Motorcycles recently reintroduced their iconic Gold Star at the Motorcycle Live Show in the UK. Their new bike retains its old-world charm with lots of chrome accents, but unlike its predecessors, it will be powered by a standard 650 cc engine only. Earlier, during its production days, between 1938 to 1963, the Gold Star would come equipped with engines ranging from 350 cc to 500 cc. After its launch, recently, BSA launched the official TVC of the Gold Star 650. You can check out the video below. But before you proceed any further, do join our 91Wheels Telegram and 91Wheels Whatsapp group to know more about vehicles, conduct discussions on your favorite ride, and much more!
The new Gold Star 650 sits on a double-cradle frame. The traditional rounded headlamp with integrated LED DRLs, and LED taillights contributes to its modern styling. The handlebars are wide for a relaxed riding position, and the 12-liter teardrop-shaped fuel tank has more or less remained the same. Chrome accents are available around the headlamp housing, and on the fuel tank, and the exhaust pipe.
Theres a twin-pod-shaped instrument cluster that houses the analog speedometer and tachometers along with a small LCD multi-function display. There are multiple color options available, like Insignia Red, Silver Sheen (legacy Edition), Midnight Black, and Highland Green. The total weight of the Gold Star 650 is at 213 kgs, and with a wheelbase at 1,425 mm, and seat height at 780 mm, the BSA Gold Star seems like a promising cruiser.
As is obvious with the acronym, the Gold Star 650 will be powered by a 652 cc motor that puts out 45 hp of power and 55 Nm of torque. The unit will come mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission. Suspension duties will be handled by 41 mm telescopic forks at the front and a twin-shock absorber at the rear. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes on both ends, with Brembo calipers and a Continental Dual-channel ABS.
The 2022 BSA Gold Star 650 will be launched in the UK first. Nothing, as of yet, is confirmed about its India launch. When launched here, the Gold Star 650 will mainly compete against the likes of Royal Enfield 650. But in the UK, it also locks horns against the Kawasaki W800 and the Triumph Street Twin.
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(Expected Price)₹ 5.00 Lakh - ₹ 6.00 Lakh
Expected Launch Date : June 2022