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BSA Gold

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alloy air cooled ohv 499 cc single

30.5 inches (770 mm)

380 lb kg) (dry)

Fuel capacity

BSA B33BSA Rocket Gold

The Gold Star is a motorcycle by BSA from 1938–1963. They 350 cc and 500 cc single-cylinder four-… production known for being among the bikes of the 1950s. They hand built, with optional performance modifications and came from the factory documented dynamometer test allowing the new owner to see the horsepower


In 1937, Wal L. Handley the Brooklands circuit at over 100 mph km/h) on a BSA Empire Star, and was one of the traditional Gold Star for the feat. That inspired BSA to the BSA Gold Star.The first Star was an M24 model. It had an alloy 496 cc an Electron alloy gearbox, and a tube frame devoid of attachment lugs.

This continued up to the start of World War II.


After the war, the all 348 cc B32 Gold Star was released, a very large list of components. Once ordered the was assembled by hand, and the engine tested. They were 20 lb kg) lighter than the comparable iron barrel and head B single. They were in the 350 class from 1949 to They could be specified in trials, ISDT, scrambles, or Clubmans trim.

The YB is taken from the beginning of the number – YB is 1948, ZB is 1949.


The 499 cc B34 Gold Star had a crankshaft and a different design bearing. The 350 continued. In 1950 received larger front

In 1952 the 500 gets a new Bert design head, and the 350 had a new head of design the following year.

BB34 and BB32

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In 1953, a duplex frame was introduced, with an improved gearbox.

CB34 and CB32

An optional CB was given more and squarer a stronger crankshaft, a shorter rod, oval flywheels improved valve gear, and an GP carburettor

1955 DB34

The DB Star had an improved oil feed to the and finned front brakes. If the specified Clubman cams and he also received a special At the end of this year the BB and CB models discontinued.

1956 DBD34

The 500 cc DBD34 was in 1956, with clip-on finned alloy engine, tank, 36 mm bell-mouth Amal and swept-back exhaust. The DBD34 had a 110 mph km/h) top speed.The Gold dominated the Isle of Man Clubmans TT year. Later models had a high first gear, 60 mph (97 km/h) plus before up to second.

Production ended in

End of production

Towards the end the Gold Star was offered in scrambles, or Clubmans In 1963 Lucas ceased to the magneto used in the B series, and line of singles was ended. models continued to be sold 1961 as GB33 used BSA B50 ends in their early

The demise of the Lucas magneto was a reason that BSA and Triumph their pre-unit-construction parallel into engines with gearboxes, simultaneously converting the system from magneto to coil. The Gold Star was not for progression to unit-construction, and instead the 250 cc BSA C15 was (via the B40) into the 500 cc Although the B50 never attained the of the DBD34, a B50 fielded by Mead once held the class lap in the Production TT, as well as gaining at the 24-hour endurance races the Le Bol d’Or and at the Montjuïc circuit in

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