The BSA Gold Star 650 is powered by a 652 cc single-cylinder DOHC liquid-cooled engine, delivering 45 bhp and 55 Nm of torque. It is set to take on the RE Interceptor 650 in the competitive motorcycle market. Let’s delve into what makes this bike special.

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🌟 Revival of a Legend 🌟

Following the revival of Jawa Motorcycles, Classic Legends brought back the legendary BSA brand to the UK in late 2021 with the debut of the new Gold Star. This retro-style roadster is making waves with its powerful engine and classic design.

  • Engine: 652 cc single-cylinder DOHC four-valve liquid-cooled engine
  • Power: 45 bhp
  • Torque: 55 Nm

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The motorcycle has been spotted testing multiple times locally and is exported from India to Europe and the UK. BSA, a brand with a rich history dating back to 1861, was acquired by the Mahindra Group in 2018. Since the Gold Star 650’s reintroduction, its presence has grown across several international markets. Given the positive reception of the 650s, India seems poised to be the next market for expansion.

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🏁 Competing with the Best 🏁

Despite being a single-cylinder motorcycle, the BSA Gold Star 650 will directly compete with the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the forthcoming Classic RE 650, thanks to its styling and performance. It is set to debut in India on August 15, 2024, Independence Day, possibly coinciding with the world premiere of the five-door Mahindra Thar Armada in Mumbai. This could lead to both models being unveiled together.

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🌈 Classic Design with Modern Performance 🌈

The engine’s exterior design is crafted to evoke the classic aesthetic of the vintage Gold Star. The drive chain is located on the right side, with the powertrain developed by the Austrian firm Rotax in partnership with the Technical University of Graz. The BSA Gold Star is available in various colors, including:

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  • Highland Green
  • Insignia Red
  • Midnight Black
  • Dawn Silver
  • Legacy Silver Sheen

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πŸ› οΈ Advanced Features and Specifications πŸ› οΈ

  • Chassis: Dual cradle chassis
  • Top Speed: Claimed top speed of 166 kmph
  • Suspension: 41 mm telescopic front forks and twin shock absorbers at the rear
  • Wheels: 18-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels with Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres
  • Brakes: Single disc brakes on both the front and rear, complemented by a dual-channel ABS system from Continental

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🏍️ Stylish and Functional Design 🏍️

The BSA Gold Star showcases a circular headlight, a tear-drop shaped fuel tank, and mid-set footpegs. It also features:

  • Single-piece seat
  • Side-mounted exhaust system
  • Sturdy front and rear fenders
  • Wire-spoked wheels
  • Upright handlebar

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✨ Key Takeaways ✨

  • Engine Power: 652 cc, 45 bhp, 55 Nm torque
  • Design: Classic vintage aesthetics with modern performance
  • Market: Competing with RE Interceptor 650 and Classic RE 650
  • Launch Date: August 15, 2024, in India
  • Colors: Multiple classic options
  • Speed and Handling: Top speed of 166 kmph, advanced suspension, and braking systems

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πŸ“Š Important Information in Tabular Form πŸ“Š

Specification Details
Engine 652 cc single-cylinder DOHC
Power 45 bhp
Torque 55 Nm
Top Speed 166 kmph
Front Suspension 41 mm telescopic front forks
Rear Suspension Twin shock absorbers
Wheels 18-inch front, 17-inch rear
Brakes Single disc, dual-channel ABS
Available Colors Highland Green, Insignia Red, Midnight Black, Dawn Silver, Legacy Silver Sheen

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