BSA makes a comeback with the all-new Gold Star 650Posted On: December 9, 2021 By : Ashmita KC
BSA has unveiled its first new motorcycle–the Gold Star 650–since its acquisition by Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group. The Gold Star, built around BSA’s retro designs, comes powered by a 652cc engine and is expected to make a global debut within this year.
The bike comes with retro-style round halogen bulb headlights and LED tail lights. On the body, the fuel tank gets chrome touches on the sides. An offset fuel filler cap, a dash of colour with contrasting pinstripes, an optimised handlebar, flat-bench seats, and chrome fenders further enhance the distinct retro design.
Powering the Gold Star is a 652cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine (BS6-compliant) that generates a power of 45 hp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 55 Nm at 4000 rpm. The bike comes with a five-speed manual transmission and assist-and-slipper clutch.
The Gold Star features twin-pod instruments comprising analogue speedometer and tachometer units along with LCD multi-functional display. Furthermore, the bike comes with features such as dual-channel ABS, slipper clutch, and a USB charger.
The bike comes with 12 litres of fuel tank capacity, and the company claims the bike offers 30 kmpl of fuel efficiency.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valves, twin-spark plugs|
|Max.power (hp)||45 at 6000 rpm|
|Max.torque (Nm)||55 at 4000 rpm|
|Fuel tank (L)||12|
|Fuel consumption (kmpl)||30|
|No. of gears||5|
|Seat height (mm)||780|
|Ground clearance (mm)||170|
|Kerb weight (kg)||198-213|
Tyres, brakes, and suspension
|Front brake||Single 320mm floating disc, Brembo twin-piston floating caliper, ABS|
|Rear brake||Single 255mm disc, Brembo single-piston floating caliper, ABS|
|Front tyre||100/90-18 Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp|
|Rear tyre||150/70-R17 Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp|
|Front suspension||41mm telescopic forks|
|Rear suspension||Twin shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload|
The bike comes in five different colours: Insignia Red, Dawn Silver, Midnight Black, Highland Green, and Silver Sheen (Legacy Edition).
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