241.6 BSA 350cc 1953
BSA Gold Star Series
The BSA Gold Star is a motorcycle that from a thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight in 1963 and was produced by BSA. The Gold Star is supposed to be a sport bike, but can also be used as a road corridor, and as the dirt bike. Because according to a modular construction system worked to the wishes of the client the different versions were not different designations of type.
In 1956, BSA began the Gold Star in the Daytona 200 from sales in the united States to promote
Preceded BSA Empire Star
BSA already produced in the thirties of the Empire of the Star, designed by Val page. The empire of the star was given its name due to the silver wedding of king George V in 1936. At that time the park of motorcycles british consisted mainly of a single cylinder of 500 cc and top models sizes. A maximum speed of 100 miles per hour, by the british "the lot" so called, was to remove all difficult, but I wanted to make a real name led by means of 100 kilometers per hour on a track. Before the Second World War, there were very few circuits in the Uk. Most importantly, the Mountain Snaefell Course, it was an urban circuit of 60 km in length, through towns and cities and on the slopes of mount Snaefell ran. From the "ton" Was only in 1957 by Bob McIntyre herd. In 1937, McIntyre was only nine years of age, but in that year led to Wal Handley for an average of around 107.57 (173,1 km / h) with a BSA Empire Star. It did in the circuit of Brooklands. That was a high speed circuit now carried, that dated back to 1907, and where each turn was driven at full throttle. Driving in Brooklands was a job for specialists, where the majority of drivers do not like risky, especially now that the concrete was partially destroyed and the road was full of potholes and bumps. A round above 100 mph produced a "Star Gold Badge" in. That BSA inspired for the change of name of the empire of the star of the "Gold Star". The M23 Empire Star was fairly well cultivated. The compression ratio was 13: 1 and there was gasoline enough resistance to shocks had to make that possible. Therefore, the Empire Stellar Handley was terminated with methanol.
Goldstar M24 and B31
An advanced version of the B31, from 1954
In 1938, a replica of the machine Handley entered in the normal sales. Val Page it was obvious that the machine could never be a topracer because I had push rods, while in any part of the world, as the machines with overhead camshaft, compressors and more cylinders appeared. On the other hand, went with BSA since the debacle on the Isle of Man TT in 1921, where no pilot officer took the stripe, averse to any thing with the factory riders had to do. But the Uk also had the clubmanraces, where fans with fast sport bikes competed against each other. An engine that worked well there and just deliver a great sales promotion. Therefore, it had to be a motor of the top real. Therefore, the M24 Gold Star was built with parts and expensive materials, and each specimen was tested in the bank. The ports of admission and exhaust, the wheels and the road were polished. The engine was cast aluminum and the gearbox of the very expensive electron. The maximum speed of the M24 was "only" 145 km / h. In comparison with the machine Handley was little, but in comparison with the competition was pretty decent. However, page also had to make a concession to the counters of the BSA: the frame is not allowed to develop again, but he could use it tube lightweight for her. Through which the light frame also fell on the sidecar connections, but the Goldstar, therefore, was not as tractor sidecar intended. During the Second World War became BSA's war production total and worked seven days a week. Produced machine guns, rapid-fire cannons, missiles, weapons, chariots, cannons, anti-tank and ordinary rifles. In addition, the 126,000 BSA M20 were selected motorcycle as the military models. I also had to have the motorcycle lost by the evacuation of Dunkirk replaced, but also the newly-formed Volunteers of Local Defence (later known as the National Guard) with bikes and weapons. The factory was bombed several times which left 53 dead and 89 wounded. Naturally, the production of luxury models and fell down sport bikes in silence, but Page already in 1945 managed to put the B31 350 cc on wheels. Who initially had a pre-war Girdervork but soon got a modern telescopic fork. The machine was already available as a motorcycle on the street and the engine ground. Bill Nicholson was in 1946 rider factory grounds become for games, but in 1947 he participated in all of the Great Isle of Man Prix. Started well, but forgot to load fuel and had to push the last piece ...
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