BSA Gold Star 650


Make Model

BSA Gold Star 650




Four stroke,  single- cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves, twin spark plugs


650 cc / 39.6 cu-in

Compression Ratio


Cooling System



Fuel injection



Max Power

45 hp / 33 kW @ 6000 rpm

Max Torque

55 Nm / 40.5 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm


5 Speed

Final Drive



Tubular steel dual cradle chassis

Front Suspension

41mm telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Dual shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload

Front Brakes

Single 320mm floating disc, Brembo twin-piston floating calliper

Rear Brakes

Single 255mm disc, Brembo single-piston floating calliper

ABS System



36 wire spoke alloy

Front Rim

18 x 2.5

Rear Rim

17 x 4.25

Front Tyre

100/90-18 Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp

Rear Tyre

150/70-R17 Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp”




1425 mm / 56.1 in

Seat Height

780 mm / 30.7 in

Dry Weight

198 kg / 436.5 lbs

Wet Weight

213 kg / 469.5 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

12 Litres / 3.1 US gal

The new BSA Gold Star inherits the soul of its forerunners and combines it with modern technology to deliver an authentic and reliable BSA riding experience. This modern classic is powered by a 652cc single-cylinder engine – a tribute to the original model.

BSA originally stood for Birmingham Small Arms, and the company originally started out as a British gunmaker (just like Royal Enfield) that branched out into other industrial production, including motorcycles. After going bust in the 1970s, the brand was kept alive in overseas markets as a re-badging marque slapped on small-cc commuter bikes. Now, Indian industrial giant Mahindra has purchased the BSA production rights, and is manufacturing new machines under its Classic Legends subsidiary.

Announcing the reveal of the new motorcycle, Mr Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, commented:  “BSA reigned supreme during the golden era of British motorcycles, renowned for their spirit and impeccable workmanship. We’re incredibly honoured to be showcasing a new model that captures the DNA of such a legendary brand, which stamped an undeniable mark on the world of motorcycling. The next chapter in the brand’s history is going to be an exciting ride.”

Set to rekindle memories of the past, the new Gold Star is pure and retains the essence of its predecessor, such as the round headlamp sitting neatly below the signature twin pod instruments – keeping the same proportions intact. Another notable feature is the chromed fuel tank with pinstriping and a dominating BSA Gold Star logo, which was inspired by the coveted ‘Gold Star’ pin won by Wal Handley in 1937, when he lapped the Brooklands circuit at over 100mph on a BSA Empire Star. Add to that the engine cover that harks back to the BSAs of the past, the distinctive kink in the exhaust pipe and silencer design, rear fender with the trademark stays, and it’s clear that everything remains true to the iconic Gold Star design.

Mr Ashish Singh Joshi, Director of BSA Company Ltd., added:
“For us, the new BSA Gold Star is not just a motorcycle but an emotion and we pursued the journey of bringing BSA back with utmost passion. To stay authentic to its roots, the new Gold Star was designed and engineered in the UK. The new motorcycle incorporates BSA’s DNA and stays a Gold Star that is true to its lineage.”

Key Features:

Featuring an individual analogue speedometer and tachometer units with LCD multi-functional display.

Chrome touches on the sides, an offset fuel filler cap and a dash of colour with contrasting pin stripe

Based on a pre-unit single and retains the same looks for authenticity.

Works with the optimised handlebar and foot peg position to offer a seating position that’s commanding yet comfortable.

Finished in chrome to complete the persona of the new motorcycle.

Available in Insignia Red, Dawn Silver, Midnight Black, Highland Green and Silver Sheen (Legacy Edition).