The news has been met with skepticism, and understandably so.
Back in 2016, BSA was bought out by Indian-owned Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) for $5,400,000, with the company’s intentions to eventually revive the brand.
Apart from a few sketches and rumors, the company has been relatively quiet in the follow-up of any motorcycle release – that is, until the end of last year.
Today, Classic Legends – owned by M&M – has secured funding of 4.6 million GBP from the UK government to set up a technical and design center, complete with engineers recruited across different departments to revive BSA – all dedicated to the revival of BSA.
If plans stay on schedule – which they rarely do – we’re looking at a global debut of the BSA 650 Twin at the 2021 EICMA show in Milan, Italy – though that news may be more speculation, as the consensus at Classic Legends is that the bike isn’t quite road-ready.
Time will tell the reveal of this long-anticipated piece of history. Until then, stay tuned for updates and head over to WebBikeWorld for all things BSA.