All-New BSA Gold Star 650 Revealed Ahead of Schedule


The all-new Gold Star 650 from BSA

A few days ago, we received word that BSA had officially revealed their all-new Gold Star 650 ahead of schedule. Set to grace the stage of Motorcycle Live this week, the pre-debut was officially presented to the masses this past Friday – and she’s a classic beauty

The all-new Gold Star 650 from BSA

Source: NewAtlas

According to NewAtlas, the 2022 Gold Star 650 will run somewhere around  213 kg (470 lb) and “couples traditional looks with contemporary technology, running on a single-cylinder 652-cc engine that was developed by BSA with the assistance of the Austrian Technical University of Graz, producing 45 hp and 55 Nm (40.6 lb-ft) via a slipper clutch and a five-speed gearbox.”

The all-new Gold Star 650 from BSA

Source: NewAtlas

We’re also told that the machine will feature Brembo brakes, Continental’s dual-channel ABS, and runs on a steel double-cradle frame with 18-inch spoked wheels featuring Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp rubbers. 

The all-new Gold Star 650 from BSA

Source: NewAtlas

Other than that, the 2022 Gold Star 650 keeps things sweet and simple when it comes to electronics – apart from the ABS, an engine immobilizer system, and a handlebar-mounted USB socket, the bike runs free and clean with an LCD screen squeezed between two “pods with needles rotating clockwise,” similar to the original beastie. 

The all-new Gold Star 650 from BSA

Source: NewAtlas

Expect the Gold Star to be capable of the European A2 driving license class, with four color schemes – Insignia Red, Dawn Silver, Midnight Black, and Highland Green (my favorite). 

The all-new Gold Star 650 from BSA

Source: NewAtlas

Pricing is TBA, so stay tuned, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.

1 Comment

  1. Robert
    December 12, 2021
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    Wait and buy the 2023 First Year Anniversary Commemorative model for twice the price.

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