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BSA SR 500 Gold

BSA is back with its first new for a quarter of a century and the 500cc SR is such an authentic retro-bike you even have to kickstart it!

its clip-ons, rearsets and big polished petrol tank, the Gold SR is a ringer for the mighty Gold BSA’s most famous of the Fifties. But this time a big difference the new British single is by Yamaha of Japan.

Its engine is the aircooled single from SR500, which was launched in 1978 and almost qualifies as a itself. Although the simple was dropped by Yamaha UK years production continued for some

When Southampton-based BSA needed a powerplant for a retro-style single, a of years ago, the SR motor was It’s simple and reliable, if not powerful. The softy-tuned sohc produces a maximum of just less than the original Star of 40 years ago! But at the Gold SR, which was designed by Matchless and Norton engineer McLaren, is a lot easier to live than the demanding Goldie.

One leap on the kickstarter was normally to get the motor firing with an duff-duffing sound from its pipe. Performance is gentle, to say the and like most big singles the is snatchy at low revs. But it smooths out in the and the SR’s light weight 149kg dry helps give low-speed acceleration.

The five-speed is good, and the little Beesa happily at 70mph. Even you rev the single harder towards its power peak it doesn’t too badly, though there’s buzzing through the footpegs and

With my chin on the tank and the wound back on a long of road, the needle of the Gold tiny black-faced speedo very slowly towards an ton. Allowing for some true top speed is about

BSA SR 500 Gold

The chassis is based on a BSA-made steel frame, which resembles Norton’s famous Forks, shocks, wire-spoked wheels and drum brakes are all the SR500, which BSA says it easy for owners to get their serviced by Yamaha dealers. felt pretty basic, but the SR was enjoyably agile.

Its narrow Avon Roadrunners had a amount of grip, and even the twin-leading-shoe drum brake well when given a squeeze of the lever.

Various can be specified on ordering. There are petrol tank shapes, finishes, alternative seats and Trouble is, even the cheapest SR costs almost 6500 on the more than many more exciting and sophisticated

At that price the Gold SR wont put BSA back on top of the sales But if you want a new bike and prefer style to high

performance, the BSA is as authentic as you can get.

BSA SR 500 Gold
BSA SR 500 Gold
BSA SR 500 Gold
BSA SR 500 Gold


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