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NGC New BSA Gold Star
« on: December 04, 2021, 08:35:16 AM »
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2021, 08:42:26 AM »
That looks like a fun little ride! :thumb:
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2021, 08:42:39 AM »
WOW!  Way cool...and I want to know more!  Obviously a new company from India...Will this be available in the USA?

Nice looking retro bike! :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2021, 08:51:58 AM »
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2021, 08:55:34 AM »
A NEW LIFE FOR BSA MOTORCYCLES?

The big news is the Indian tractor giant Mahindra purchased the BSA brand in October 2016 with big plans to start producing BSA motorcycles again in India. Mahindra has been producing small 2-stroke commuter bikes and scooters for years, so this is their play to move upmarket. They certainly have the money, the technical and production capacity and the market reach to make it work.
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2021, 09:01:02 AM »
This is good news. I wonder if they will make it to the USA market.
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2021, 09:30:29 AM »
A NEW LIFE FOR BSA MOTORCYCLES?

The big news is the Indian tractor giant Mahindra purchased the BSA brand in October 2016 with big plans to start producing BSA motorcycles again in India. Mahindra has been producing small 2-stroke commuter bikes and scooters for years, so this is their play to move upmarket. They certainly have the money, the technical and production capacity and the market reach to make it work.

Thanks, and keep us posted on this one!  I hope it comes to the USA!!  I think it would sell!! :cool: :boozing:
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2021, 09:45:40 AM »
Interesting that the retro Gold Star puts out 45 or so HP, where the retro Enfield single is only 29 or so.  Iíd be tempted by the Gold Star.  Putting together a US dealership network, though, is a huge undertaking and I donít see it happening.  Remember Motus?

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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2021, 09:51:26 AM »
BSA is being developed for export from India, while Jawa is being kept for the Indian market. They are nice too!

And when they bought BSA they also bought Pininfarina, the Italian engineering and design firm, who almost surely had a big hand in the new bikes. Smart move on Mahindra's part.
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2021, 10:07:36 AM »
Nice one!

And since we have a company here that imports both the Czech and the Indian Jawas, I have high hopes they will give us the BSA too.

I would certainly love to test ride it.

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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2021, 10:18:06 AM »
Interesting that the retro Gold Star puts out 45 or so HP, where the retro Enfield single is only 29 or so. 

Maybe because the Goldstar is a DOHC 650 vs. a pushrod 500? There is no "retro Enfield single" in the current US line-up except the 350 Meteor.

https://www.indiatoday.in/auto/latest-auto-news/story/2022-bsa-gold-star-650-motorcycle-revealed-ahead-of-global-debut-1883880-2021-12-03
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2021, 10:42:35 AM »
 looks nice....but the more I look, the more it seems like a caricature of the original with it's pudgy parts...

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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2021, 10:57:46 AM »
looks nice....but the more I look, the more it seems like a caricature of the original with it's pudgy parts...

I think this new BSA is worthy of a closer look..."pudgy-parts" and all! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :cool:





Then again, one could just buy a MAHINDRA DI 255 Power Plus...and be done with it!! :laugh: :grin: :wink:





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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2021, 11:10:50 AM »
What a beauty!  I hope it makes it here (U.S.) sooner rather than later.  It will be interesting to read reports about it that are yet to be written.
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2021, 11:20:43 AM »
There is no "retro Enfield single" in the current US line-up except the 350 Meteor.

Charlie, I've checked with a couple of local RE dealers and they don't know (or can't say) whether the new RE 350 Classic will be brought to the U.S.  That one, although, it is only a 350 strikes the right chords with me.  I hope that we see it soon, but now I hope we see this new BSA soon too..."if wishes were fishes..."
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2021, 11:22:34 AM »
Wait a minute now....Is that a Moto Guzzi FARM TRACTOR?!?  :rolleyes: :shocked:

....or are you just happy to have something to mow your lawn? :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:



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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2021, 11:25:29 AM »
This is the Enfield I was thinking of - 535cc, fuel injection, 29 or so HP.





I thought the new Gold Star was 500cc like the original.

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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2021, 11:33:01 AM »
This is the Enfield I was thinking of - 535cc, fuel injection, 29 or so HP.





I thought the new Gold Star was 500cc like the original.

Watch the early part of the video again....The CEO says it's a 650cc single....and will compete against the Royal Enfield 650INT series...



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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2021, 11:54:57 AM »
I think this new BSA is worthy of a closer look..."pudgy-parts" and all! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :cool:



  My opinion is like what journalist Peter Egan said " never trust a bike you can't see through"
  But since I don't own new or even late models, I can say whatever   :wink:  :grin:
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2021, 04:01:04 PM »
650 single?  I hope it has a balancer and an electric starter. 
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2021, 04:11:25 PM »
This is the Enfield I was thinking of - 535cc, fuel injection, 29 or so HP.





I thought the new Gold Star was 500cc like the original.

The Continental GT was discontinued in the US a few years ago.

Perhaps Mahindra will sell the BSA through Roxor (built in the US by Mahindra Automotive North America) dealers, many of which are motorcycle dealers already. Not a huge network, but it's a start. https://roxoroffroad.com/locate-a-dealer
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2021, 04:49:56 PM »




I could not find any specs on bore and stroke.  I wonder if it's undersquare like the Royal Enfields?
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2021, 04:51:53 PM »
  My opinion is like what journalist Peter Egan said " never trust a bike you can't see through"
  But since I don't own new or even late models, I can say whatever   :wink:  :grin:

Yes, I have read that and Jay Leno also "flaps" about that all the time as well... :wink:

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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2021, 05:35:43 PM »
650 single?  I hope it has a balancer and an electric starter.

Of course it will have a balance and electric start........it has no kick start! One of my Royal Enfield buddies pointed out the lack of a kick start. While starting my RE 500 single with kick is easy, I am also 212 lbs. A 650CC single..........I don't think I want to kick that!
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2021, 05:37:51 PM »
Charlie, I've checked with a couple of local RE dealers and they don't know (or can't say) whether the new RE 350 Classic will be brought to the U.S.  That one, although, it is only a 350 strikes the right chords with me.  I hope that we see it soon, but now I hope we see this new BSA soon too..."if wishes were fishes..."

The RE forum I am on tells me the Classic 350 is coming to the USA. And if it is on the internet it must be true...............
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2021, 07:26:11 PM »
The RE forum I am on tells me the Classic 350 is coming to the USA. And if it is on the internet it must be true...............
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The RE 350cc "Meteor" is already available now...

Very cute little bike for around town, but totally "ANEMIC" for the freeways...(IMHO)
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2021, 08:26:07 PM »
The RE 350cc "Meteor" is already available now...

Very cute little bike for around town, but totally "ANEMIC" for the freeways...(IMHO)

But the Classic is not. Not everyone has to ride the freeways/interstate to get somewhere (thank goodness).
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2021, 08:40:19 PM »
But the Classic is not. Not everyone has to ride the freeways/interstate to get somewhere (thank goodness).

Agree 100%...and you can analyze it all you want....but out here in the greater Southwest...one has to deal with the reality of states like NEVADA.... :laugh: :grin: :wink: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:









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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2021, 07:09:01 AM »
650 single?  I hope it has a balancer and an electric starter.

The Skorpion has an automatic compression release, counter balancer, and starter. I've done 400 mile days on it..
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Re: NGC New BSA Gold Star
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2021, 07:33:15 AM »
At the risk of offending, I am not a huge fan of vintage BSAs, with the exception of the Gold Star.  The new one puts me in mind of the old Lightning even though that was a twin.  That just personal preference though.  I do like the idea of a big bore street single, but having ridden the KTMs, I would rather get a Husky or KTM that just rips and carves.
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