BSA Gold Star 650 spied for 2nd time in last three month and could suggest that the testing has been accelerated for next year launch…
Once again, we are treated with the sight of the BSA Gold Star 650 test-bike parked along the side of the road. This is the third instance of the Gold Star being spotted tested in India with this being its second sighting in the last three months.
2023 BSA Gold Star – 2nd Sighting in Last 3 Months; Launch Next Year??
The latest sighting of the Gold Star 650 test-bike could suggest that the company has accelerated its plans for the probable launch of the retro motorcycle in India. We can see the revived Gold Star retro motorcycle thumping on our roads as soon as next year, if all goes well.
The test-bike has been captured parked on the side of the road once again. It sports a tear-drop-shaped fuel tank highlighting clean lines and a round indentation where the company logo will be fixed. The headlight and the instrumentation pods continue the round retro design along with the use of conventional Right-Side Up telescopic forks.
The old-school look is maintained by using a flat bench seat which will offer an upright riding posture combined with centrally-mounted footpegs and a flat easy-to-reach handlebar. Seen from a certain angle, the test-bike does remind us of the original Gold Star of the ’70s.
When launched in India, it will closely rival the ever-popular Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 – with its 652cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns 45.6 HP and 55 Nm of torque and is connected to a 5-speed gearbox.
If and when the BSA Gold Star 650 makes its debut in India, its pricing is what will decide its fate here. If priced well (read around or under that 3 Lac mark) it could do well, however, if Classic Legends goes too ambitious, it may end up being a sales dud here.