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BSA Gold Star 650 UK costs leaked, positioned above RE Interceptor 650 | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Each British machines boast of engines with near-identical capacities.

The UK costs for the BSA Gold Star 650 have been leaked, and it’s priced larger than its direct competitor, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. 

The BSA Gold Star 650 was revealed late final yr and intends to spearhead the model’s return as a mainstream motorbike producer. BSA is underneath the umbrella of Mahindra’s Traditional Legends, which additionally introduced again names like Jawa and Yezdi from the lifeless.

Pricing for the brand new Gold Star 650 begins at £6,500 (Rs 6.15 lakh) for the Highland Inexperienced model. Shelling out £6,800 (Rs 6.43 lakh) will get you a selection of three colors: Insignia Purple, Midnight Black and Daybreak Silver. Sitting atop the pile, priced at £7,000 (Rs 6.62 lakh), is the Legacy Silver possibility, arguably probably the most fascinating possibility reminiscent of the BSAs of yore.

In the meantime, rival Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, priced between £6,039 (Rs 5.71 lakh) and £6,539 (Rs 6.18 lakh), prices lower than the equal BSA. Traditionally, too, REs have been positioned decrease as in comparison with equal choices from BSA. 

BSA Gold Star 650 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Each British machines boast of engines with near-identical capacities, however there’s some variations. The BSA, standing true to the unique Gold Star from the 20th century, sports activities a 652cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 45hp and 55Nm of torque, making it one of many largest single-cylinder engines on supply at this time. 

The Enfield, in the meantime, deploys a further cylinder on its 648cc air- and-oil-cooled parallel-twin making 47hp and 52Nm of torque. Each these engines’ performances are shut, however owing to their completely different structure, ought to promise a singular using expertise. 

BSA Gold Star 650: Will it launch in India?

BSA hasn’t expressed any plans to promote the Gold Star 650 in India and the precedence proper now’s to deal with its UK launch. After eventual enlargement to Europe and the US, India will likely be thought of and till then the bikes will merely be manufactured right here. BSA can also be engaged on opening one other facility within the UK after which manufacturing will likely be cut up between the 2. 

To offer us an inkling of the place the BSA Gold Star 650 will sit out there if launched, we are able to evaluate the costs of the RE Interceptor 650 overseas and on our shores. In India, the Interceptor is considerably inexpensive, retailing between Rs 2.88 lakh and Rs 3.13 lakh. 

Different bikes which are dominant sellers on this class are the 390 trio from Austrian marque KTM, all priced between Rs 2.88 lakh and Rs 3.35 lakh, which must be inside placing distance of the BSA’s worth bracket as soon as launched right here.

Between the Interceptor 650 and the Gold Star 650 what could be your decide? Tell us within the feedback part under.

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