The BSA (Birmingham Small Arms) Gold Star 650cc cruiser motorcycle has been spotted in the Indian market.
The motorcycle in the pictures can be recognized as the BSA Gold Star, appreciation to the teardrop-shaped tank with a circular indent which would house the BSA badge, the balanced single-piece seat, the engine cover, circular indicators, and the small.
Like Yezdis and Jawas, the BSA Gold Star 650 is currently made in India; hence, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the motorcycle has been spotted testing here. BSA falls under Mahindra’s Classic Legends, which also brought back the Yezdi and Jawa brands. We expect the BSA Gold Star tag price is Rs. 2.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
However, even though it’s been seen on Indian soil, the Gold Star 650 launch in India won’t take place anytime momentarily. The company is currently focusing on its UK launch. BSA also has plans to expand in the rest of Europe and the US. You will consider the Gold Star’s introduction in India only after this; until then, the bikes will be manufactured here. BSA is also working on opening another facility in the UK, post which manufacturing will be split between the two.
BSA Gold Star 650: Features
The BSA Gold Star 650 is powered by a 652cc, single-cylinder, four-valve,liquid-cooled engine that puts out 45hp and 55Nm of torque, five-speed gearboxes, and low 4000 RPM.
True to its iconic Gold Star design, it will sport a rounded headlamp with integrated LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, and a teardrop-shaped fuel tank. It will be seen with wide-set handlebars, a single-piece seat, and strategically set foot pegs for a more upright riding position.
Suspension duties are handled by a 41mm telescopic fork up front and twin shock absorbers at the rear, while the braking hardware consists of discs at both ends with dual-channel ABS.
BSA Gold Star 650: Rivals
BSA Gold Star 650 rivals mainly include two famous names, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. There are some other 650cc bikes in India that you may need to know about.