EXCLUSIVE: BSA Gold Star 650cc Retro Bike Spied Testing Again In India
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 rival is likely to be launched in March 2023
Just a couple of months after it was spied testing, the BSA Gold Star has been spotted in India, once again. The bike was earlier unveiled at the 2021 NEC Birmingham Motorcycle show in the UK.
Retaining its retro charm, the test mule comes equipped with circular elements such as its headlamp, mirrors and twin-pod instrument cluster. Its tear-drop fuel tank, flat bench seat, pea-shooter exhaust and offset fuel cap lid further enhance the old-school appeal. The Gold Star gets reverse sweeping analogue needles along with a multifunction LCD inset in the instrument cluster.
The BSA Gold Star is powered by a 652cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 45.6PS and 55Nm and it could make its way to India in the same form. The test mule is seen with a telescopic fork along with twin shock absorbers. Like the UK-spec BSA Gold Star, this one too, could get 5-step preload adjustability at the rear. It also comes with disc brakes at both ends - a 320mm rotor at the front along with a 255mm one at the rear in the UK. While the front disc is the same, the Gold Star gets a larger rear disc, compared to the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650’s 240mm unit.
This 650cc retro-roadster is engineered in the UK and manufactured in India, so we expect BSA to price it competitively. We expect it to be priced around the Rs 2.9 lakh (ex-showroom) mark, which is in its direct rival, the Interceptor 650’s, ballpark. Summing up, as a large capacity single-cylinder motorcycle, the Gold Star will bring a new flavour to the 650cc segment.
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