Classic Legends had earlier announced the return of BSA motorcycles. They had launched several teasers on social networks and finally unveiled the BSA Gold Star 650 motorcycle. The motorcycle is named after the classic motorcycle they had in the 1950s. Surprisingly, Classic Legends currently has no plans to launch the Gold Star 650 motorcycle in India at the moment. Now we have a detailed bike tour showing what the all new 650 actually looks like.
The video was shared by The Classic Motorcycle Channel on their YouTube channel. Classic Legends had bought the BSA brand for around Rs 28 crore. The motorcycle has been sighted several times during testing in India. The BSA Gold Star 650 actually has a design inspired by the original 1950s motorcycle but with a few modern touches. In this video, Ashish Joshi, CEO of Classic Legends and Director of BSA Motorcycle, explains all about motorcycles.
Ashish introduces the bike, then discussions begin to talk about the heritage of the motorcycle brand and BSA. He mentions the design and says the idea was to keep it simple while adding modern functionality to it. The video goes on to talk about the BSA Gold Star engine. The motorcycle is powered by a 650cc single cylinder engine that generates 45hp and 55Nm of maximum torque. He mentions that the engine is Euro 5 compliant and the engine is capable of generating more power than that.
Even the engine setup was designed to look like a vintage motorcycle. There are other tiny elements like the stacked arm logo on the engine which was seen in older BSA motorcycles. Ashish mentions that in the future, the brand will offer more powerful versions of the same engine. The engine is a fuel injected, liquid cooled engine, but it still has conventional air fins on the engine. It even gets a classic crankcase that looks like the one on the original motorcycle.
The bike comes with a round headlight, metal front and rear fenders, covered front forks, steel rims with spokes, a dual-box instrument cluster and a flat seat setup. The video mentions that the motorcycle’s exhaust has a brushed metal finish and is a single-sided unit. The exhaust note is subtle at low speed and gets louder as it picks up speed.
Classic Legends has unveiled BSA Gold Star in two color options. There is an option of red color with chrome and gray with chrome color. These colors actually give it a vintage look. The bike comes with modern features like a dual channel ABS from Continental. The video also talks about the accessories that will be available with the bike. The motorcycle comes with saddlebags, bumpers, mosquito net, grab handle, rear view mirrors at the end of the handlebars and accessories such as riding jackets, leather jackets, riding helmets , t-shirts, etc.
Although Classic Legends is owned by Mahindra, an Indian brand, they are not currently planning to launch these motorcycles in India. This could in fact be an indicator that these motorcycles could in fact be more expensive than its competitors like Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650.