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BSA Gold Star 650 spied testing in India | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Regardless of being noticed right here, an India launch for the retro-styled cruiser just isn’t on the horizon for now.

The BSA Gold Star 650cc cruiser motorbike has been noticed testing in India. Only a few days again, the UK costs for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 rival have been leaked forward of its launch there.

The motorbike within the photographs might be recognized because the BSA Gold Star, because of the teardrop-shaped tank with a round indent which might home the BSA badge, the flat single-piece seat, the engine cowl and the small, round indicators.

BSA falls beneath the umbrella of Mahindra’s Basic Legends, which additionally introduced again the Jawa and Yezdi manufacturers. Like Jawas and Yezdis, the BSA Gold Star 650 is presently made in India and therefore it doesn’t come as a shock that the motorbike has been noticed testing right here. 

Nonetheless, although it’s been seen on Indian soil, the Gold Star 650 launch within the nation gained’t happen anytime quickly. The corporate is presently specializing in its UK launch, after which there are plans to increase to the remainder of Europe and the US. The Gold Star’s introduction in India will probably be thought of solely after this, till then the bikes will merely be manufactured right here. BSA can also be engaged on opening one other facility within the UK, put up which manufacturing will probably be break up between the 2.

The BSA Gold Star 650 is powered by a 652cc, four-valve, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that places out 45hp and 55Nm of torque. Suspension duties are dealt with by a 41mm telescopic fork up entrance and twin shock absorbers on the rear, whereas the braking {hardware} consists of discs at each ends with dual-channel ABS.

Do you assume BSA ought to convey the Gold Star 650 to India as a substitute for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650? Tell us within the feedback.

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