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Old 26th November 2021, 08:41   #16
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My thoughts in the way of how BSA might do it taking a reference from RE.
The Royal Enfield stopped selling the 500s in our market because of the pricing overlap or proximity with 650. Its a single cylinder torque-y engine with no bells and whistles but a capable long distance mile muncher and a decent, comfortable city commuter. In today's pricing the 350 is from 1.6L on road chennai upto 2.3L onroad chennai including the range from std 350 up to the classic stealth black with alloys. The 650s are from 3.3L anything to go about.. RE can place their 500 at 3L bracket anything to go with but won't do. I think classic legends will do it for their 650 with a single cylinder higher torque and without any bells and whistles. It will be a niche product as someone said but could be a decent one considering how the biker community is embracing mojo not just for engine but overall build and quality of materials used. Fingers crossed.
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BSA motorcycles set to make a comeback on December 4

The iconic British motorcycle brand, BSA, is set to make a comeback. The company will make a formal announcement at the Motorcycle Live Show in Birmingham, UK, on December 4, 2021.

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Back in 2016, Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) was acquired by Classic Legends, a subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. for Rs. 28 crore.

BSA motorcycles will be manufactured at the brand's Midlands factory. Besides convention motorcycles, the company is also said to be developing an electric bike.

Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) was founded in 1861 as a manufacturer of guns. The brand later started building bicycles and motorcycles. By the 1950s, BSA was the largest motorcycle brand in the world, before it went bankrupt in the 1970s.

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I think classic legends will do it for their 650 with a single cylinder higher torque and without any bells and whistles. It will be a niche product as someone said but could be a decent one considering how the biker community is embracing mojo not just for engine but overall build and quality of materials used. Fingers crossed.
I think the 650cc single M&M plans to use for the UK made BSA bikes is a chinese sourced Loncin engine. So unlikely we'll see this in India.

Fully agree, there is a massive void in REs product portfolio for a 500 single, 28-30 ps mated to a 6 speed box.
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Fully agree, there is a massive void in REs product portfolio for a 500 single, 28-30 ps mated to a 6 speed box.
RE once had the Classic 500 single in India, but the takers were less. I think I've ridden it once & it was like riding the big brother of 350 with huge torque. It's sweet until 80 Kmph, beyond that it's good to ampute malignancy in bone cancer without surgery

Compared to that, today's 650 twin sounds very sweet deal. Would be personally happy if C500 doesn't return
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RE once had the Classic 500 single in India, but the takers were less. I think I've ridden it once & it was like riding the big brother of 350 with huge torque. It's sweet until 80 Kmph, beyond that it's good to ampute malignancy in bone cancer without surgery

Compared to that, today's 650 twin sounds very sweet deal. Would be personally happy if C500 doesn't return
The new balancer shaft equipped Enfield single is very very refined, perhaps more so than the CB.
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BSA classic motorcycle teased ahead of its unveil to the public at the Motorcycle Live show on 4th December 2021.

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BSA Motorcycles returns to life at Birmingham with new Gold Star model launch at the NEC.

The bike was designed in the UK and built in India and is officially launched at the Motorcycle Live show.

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BSA Motorcycles returns to life at Birmingham with new Gold Star model launch at the NEC.

The bike was designed in the UK and built in India and is officially launched at the Motorcycle Live show.

BSA Gold Star Exclusive pictures


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Not a bad resurrection at all !!

It looks the part for sure! Performance and quality will of course be the defining factors!

Of note is that this has been launched in the UK. BSA needs to bring their A game from day 1. That market will not be so forgiving to quality issues like we in India are. Hopefully CLPL have learnt from the Jawa debacle!
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Looks great, but the bummer is it’s a single cylinder. Will it be made in the UK or India? There are contradictory news on the same. Some websites say it will be made in India and others say it will be in the UK. If it is going to be made in the UK, then I am sure it will be priced quite high and import tax will make it unattainable.

Edit: Engine casing should have a polished appearance like the Interceptor.

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Single 650, retro styled motorcycle, speedo & spoked wheels but has EFI, self start & even disc brakes. Then why no LED? C'mon!!
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Single 650, retro styled motorcycle, speedo & spoked wheels but has EFI, self start & even disc brakes. Then why no LED? C'mon!!
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Because Lights are considered as a part of style and brakes EFI and self start are not?
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BSA Motorcycles Gold Star from the public debut at the Motorcycle Live Show.

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Classic Legends have repeatedly shown they are phenomenal when it comes to recreating the design language of heritage brands. Huge props to them for doing this again.

However they also know how to let people down with their choice of engines and performance.

A 650 single in this day and age sounds downright awful. I’d say they’ve well and truly buried a really legendary brand with this.

On the other hand, going by reports, TVS seem to be well on the way to getting it absolutely right with Norton. Can’t wait to see how that evolves.

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BSA Gold Star Specification details revealed.

Colour options: Insignia Red, Dawn Silver, Midnight Black, Highland Green and Silver Sheen (Legacy Edition).

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Classic Legends needs to congratulated for bring BSA back to life with this Stunner!! Looks like they have a winner in their hands. Such a lovely motorcycle!
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