Iconic British bike brand BSA Motorcycles, owned by Classic Legends, a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, has unveiled a new colourway for the Gold Star motorcycle in the UK. The BSA Gold Star now offers the Shadow Black colour scheme, adding a touch of simplicity and stealth to its retro design. The unveiling took place at the prestigious Motorcycle Live 2023 event.
The new Shadow Black colour scheme showcases a glossy black paint on the fuel tank and side panels, complemented by a dark grey shadow stripe in the middle. In this sleek colourway, BSA has eliminated most of the chrome accents found on other variations of the motorcycle. The Shadow Black option joins the existing range of colours available for the Gold Star, including Insignia Red, Midnight Black, Dawn Silver, Highland Green, and Silver Sheen – Legacy Edition.
Under the stylish exterior, the Gold Star Shadow Black retains its powerful performance. It is equipped with the same single-cylinder 652 cc liquid-cooled engine that produces 44.3 bhp of power at 6,500 rpm and 55 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox, while the front features 41 mm telescopic forks and the rear utilizes 5-step preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers. Braking is reliable with a 320 mm floating front disc and a 255 mm rear disc with Brembo calipers.
BSA made a grand comeback with the Gold Star in 2021, and since then, the bike has continued to capture the hearts of motorcycle enthusiasts. The brand’s focus is expanding the availability of BSA motorcycles in Europe, as it has partnered with Peugeot Motorcycles for sales and distribution. While BSA looks to the future with the development of electric motorcycles, it has not yet announced plans for an India launch due to ownership rights.
Q: What is the new colour option for the BSA Gold Star motorcycle?
A: The new colour option is called Shadow Black.
Q: What other colours are available for the Gold Star?
A: The Gold Star is also available in Insignia Red, Midnight Black, Dawn Silver, Highland Green, and Silver Sheen – Legacy Edition.
Q: Does the new Shadow Black colour scheme affect the performance of the motorcycle?
A: No, the performance remains unchanged. The Gold Star Shadow Black retains its powerful single-cylinder 652 cc liquid-cooled engine.
Q: What is the weight of the BSA Gold Star?
A: The kerb weight of the Gold Star is 213 kg.
Q: Is BSA planning to launch motorcycles in India?
A: BSA has not announced plans for an India launch due to ownership rights. However, it is focused on expanding availability in Europe and developing electric motorcycles.