1961 BSA GOLD STAR CLUBMAN
While the BSA Gold Star was famous for its off-road and desert-racing prowess, when properly fitted out, they also made excellent road-racing machines, on par the a Norton Manx. The Clubman edition got a 36mm bellmouth Amal Grand Prix carburetor, hotter cam and timing, higher compression, a freer-flowing exhaust, better brakes and road tires, along with lightweight alloy fenders, low handlebars and an optional ‘bum-stop’ seat. They were good for 110 mph right out of the box! Street-legal versions were basically factory cafe racers, with rear-set pegs and low bars.