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Originally Posted by Steve Erickson
That looks quite nice. I hope they do make something along those lines.

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Personally, I would choose a modern styled Victor like this over a facsimile styled BSA Gold Star.

I'm not a fan of the trend started by Triumph with their Bonneville and now BSA with their Gold Star, where they have mimicked the external form and style of the old engine and yet the internal layout of the engine bears little or no resemblance to its outer architecture. You can see this with the timing case on the modern T100/120's timing cover that used to house the pushrod motors camshafts and now houses the alternator, it's the same with the final drive sprocket cover that resembles the originals gearbox cover. This was something Royal Enfield seemed to have deliberately avoided with their Interceptor twins the primary drive is, as most modern engines are, on the right hand side with the final drive on the left. To my engineering mind it is a more honest design and could possibly be a factor in it's success...or maybe the old Interceptor style isn't as iconic, whatever way, I think it's better for it.


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I like it but a kick/elect start combo would have been nice for some of us older guys who's knees scream out in pain every now and then {but worth it}. Thats just me sayin.

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Originally Posted by kommando
At 213kg/470 pounds wet its heavy, all that extra equipment has its downsides.
470 pounds! That's close to Trident territory.
What's the point of a single if it ain't light?


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Originally Posted by DavidP
[quote=kommando]What's the point of a single if it ain't light?
In this particular case, it is to get their foot in the door and re-establish what is hoped to be a decent line of modern BSAs to come!

I suppose they had to sacrifice "optimal", in order to arrive at "successful"...

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Stainless steel header pipe is an excellent improvement !


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Originally Posted by DavidP
Originally Posted by kommando
At 213kg/470 pounds wet its heavy, all that extra equipment has its downsides.
470 pounds! That's close to Trident territory.
What's the point of a single if it ain't light?

Yep,
If you can not slip it between the knees of a Virgin without her noticing you may as well be riding a tranverse 4 or flat 6
What I loved about the SR 500's was the lightness of the bike so I could spend 14 hours working all day on it and still be relatively fresh when I got home.
The mob I kicked off with had Honda hawks and Z 250b's and despite both being under powered when you really started to put some weight on the back, both of them left me exhausted after a mear 10 hour shift .


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Five speed transmission.

They had me there...

I can't wait.
Was planning on buying a new klr, but now? I'm sticking with my 2008 and buying one of these soon as they hit the market here!
I've wanted a British single to sit next to my lightning. Yeah ideally a 50's 500cc but really, as I get older, I just want one bike that I have to tinker and fiddle with. The rest, I want to push a button and go. This new bsa is everything I had hoped for when Mahindra announced the purchase back in, what?, 2016 I think.
I can't wait...

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I think rather than trying to make it look like an original Goldie, they could have made something more exciting and modern. Perhaps a super single like the original, but suspended in an alloy backbone, much like the new Yamaha MT09, shorter wheelbase, with a more sporty look. It's not a B33!


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