BSA Gold Star 650 specifications revealed

    The BSA Gold Star 650 makes 45hp at 6,000rpm and 55Nm of torque at 4,000rpm.

    Published On Dec 04, 2021 03:30:00 PM


    Classic Legends was set up around five years ago, with the aim of reviving defunct, but once iconic motorcycle brands. The company brought Jawa back from the dead and is now doing the same with BSA and Yezdi. BSA Motorcycles has showcased its first offering, the Gold Star.

    • Gold Star has a kerb weight of 213kg

    • To be assembled in the United Kingdom

    • Expected to rival bikes from Kawasaki and Triumph

    BSA Gold Star 650: engine and gearbox

    As we exclusively revealed back in June 2021, Classic Legends has prepared a big single-cylinder motor for this reborn machine. The 652cc engine is a liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve unit that makes 45hp at 6,000rpm and 55Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. BSA has said the engine “Torque starts building up from as low as 1,800rpm, delivering a healthy flow throughout the rev range and resulting in effortless cruising and bursts of acceleration when needed.” As we previously revealed, this new engine comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox. 

    BSA Gold Star 650: styling

    The images also give us an idea of the styling BSA Motorcycles has gone for, and the Gold Star is heavily-inspired from the original model that bears the name. The classic lines are neatly executed and the bike has a proportional design.

    BSA Gold Star 650: chassis

    The Gold Star uses a tubular steel, dual-cradle frame and a 41mm telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers for suspension. Braking, meanwhile, is handled by a single 320mm disc up front and a 255mm disc at the rear. The bike also uses Brembo callipers at both ends. The wheels on the Gold Star are 18 inches up front and 17 inches at the rear, shod with Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres. The bike has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres and a kerb weight of 213kg.


    BSA Gold Star 650: features

    The bike also uses a twin-pod analogue speedometer and tachometer with LCD multi-functional displays. While the headlight is powered by a halogen bulb, the tail-light is an LED unit. The Gold Star also features dual-channel ABS, a slipper clutch and a handlebar-mounted USB charger.

    BSA Gold Star 650: expected price

    The company has made it clear that it intends to start assembling BSA motorcycles in England by mid-2021. While it is easy to expect that the BSAs are going to be aimed at the Royal Enfield 650s, it’s worth remembering that throughout history, BSA has always placed itself above Royal Enfield.

    Similarly, the new BSA motorcycle is expected to be priced higher than the Enfield 650s and closer to bikes like the Kawasaki W800 and Triumph Street Twin.

    To find out whether we think it will be launched in India, click here.

    What do you think of the BSA Gold Star? Let us know in the comments below.

    Also see:

    Classic Legends to assemble BSA motorcycles in the UK next year

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