A Motard BSA Gold Star

No that’s not a typo….
Thanks to our regular contributor Chuck Lathe who writes in:

I’m attaching a couple of photos of a BSA Gold Star. I wrote the owners name down, but now I can’t remember which one is his name. Anyway, I asked and he said the bike weighs about 320 pounds. There are a couple of very small headlights and there is a tag and brake light under the seat so a lot of cops would say it’s street legal. (I’m guessing others might not.) Instead of a of a primary chain, he has a belt in there. The bike was on the road and sounds good and not at all obnoxious.

Keep up the good work.
Regards, Chuck Lathe



  1. How is that motard? I cannot see taking that in the dirt at all… or off a jump. As near as I can work out, a motard bike needs to be capable of dirt with road tires, jumpable., and suitable for drifting. Most are a dirt bike with firmer suspension and modified sport bike tires. Some are one offs sticking a sport bike style engine and tires on a dirt bike frame. All have short wheel base and very upright stance, as they are to be ridden standing on the pegs a fair portion of the time. Standing up on that would be pretty awkward.

    If anything it looks like a pretty standard cafe with a couple of hints at flat track style number cards, and missing the rearsets.

    It’s a nice bike and all, but this feels like hearing the Top Gear guys call $90,000 mercedes luxury coupe with a big engine a “muscle car”

  2. Chuck, Thanks for the Picture!! The Goldstar made and i had a great time on the 3 State Ride!And what a great site you have here. I will be sure to check it often..

    Jake Hall
    HCV Motorsports

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