A statement said, “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”.
The new ‘Goldie” certainly looks the part, with the fuel tank, timing chest, seat, mudguards and other items carefully styled to resemble the original. Powered by a 652cc single cylinder liquid-cooled engine with four valves and twin overhead camshafts, the BSA puts out 45hp and peak torque of 55Nm. The dual cradle tubular steel chassis is a further nod to the DBD series – the last of the original line – but with modern suspension and Brembo brakes.
Old Bike Australasia will have full details of the new BSA Gold Star in issue 99.