Memorable Motorcycles BSA Gold Star — Motorcycle USA

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Memorable Motorcycles BSA Gold

In 1938, a new BSA model the M24 Gold was released in commemoration of Wal Handley’s 100-plus mph lap times at the infamous concrete bowl.

If there is one bike name which carries immense weight it is the BSA Star. It was the definitive hyper-sports of its day — copied to the point of by thousands of wannabee Goldie and revered by riders of every for twenty years.

Strangely, for an icon of such proportions, the Goldie was actually as as its reputation. Even more Goldstars were not only the production road racer of era but they were equally in the ISDT, Grand Prix grass track and even Put a good rider on a Goldie in any and he would win.

The story of the of the Gold Star is straight the story books. The BSA factory had from all racing activities all its works entries failed to in the 1921 TT. By 1937, the factory had a for solid but dull bikes. In to perk up their image, a tweaked, 500cc Empire was given to the legendary Wal Handley to at the Brooklands Speed Bowl and he won at an average speed of 102.77

In the process, he was awarded a Brooklands Star for his 100mph laps.

machine metamorphosed into a oil tight, push-rod single from birth in 1938, was initially as a sports bike but with racing in mind. So so that from 1939, ratios in the gearbox were extras: the bike came for action.

After the war, the first were 350cc models and appeared at the 1948 Motorcycle with a huge catalogue of Not only was there a wide of gearbox ratios but different and port sizes.

Good as the was in any form of motorcycle sport and touring too — its legendary came through the Clubman’s TT over the famous 37 3/4 mile of Man circuit. These races designed to allow ordinary competing on their road to test themselves on the world’s circuit. It was a laudable idea but Stars … the concept ….

By 1955, 33 of the 37 starters in the Clubman’s’ TT riding Gold Stars. If you ride a Goldie, you might as not have bothered entering.

The for the bike’s success were A good Goldie in race could manage a genuine — at a time when a 500 GP was only 15mph faster. The stopped well too, and had trustworthy handling and …-proof Every Gold Star was hand-built and came with a test sheet recording its on the dynamometer.

In short, it was in a class of its own.

And as a bonus the bike was stunningly

Today, Goldstars remain as and are still winning races as as providing the ultimate in British performance. A clear road and a Goldie is about as good as it for the sporting motorcyclist.

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