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Sorry old lad.. it’s NOT a Gold Star.. they were single cylinder ONLY.
This is a Rocket [twin], tho’ it might be a Rocket Gold Star. [RGS] [Rocket twin motor in a Gold Star frame].
But.. as I’m only seeing the number plate end and not both sides of the bicycle.. I couldn’t really say.
It’s clearly USA spec because it’s not anything we would recognise here in the UK. Well, not as a RGS anyway. Hope that helps.
Thanks for all you do.
BSA ,Triumph and Norton all made models for the American scrambles market. Triumph actually had east and west coast versions of their scramblers
My favorite part of this Spitfire Scrambler is the fuel splash guard over the Magneto! A much needed accessory. Also note the flip up pegs . I believe lighting kits were optional.
Yep, right frame, wrong engine. It could be a 500 twin, although there were 650 cc pre- A65 -“power egg” twins. This looks like an A-10, but could be an A-7. Most of those were in rigid or plunger frames. Since BSA used the names Rocket”, Gold Star”, “Spitfire”, and “Hornet” on a variety of different models, I go by the number designation. It might actually say Gold Star on the tank, but they were pretty interchangeable, mostly being center-mount. They’re getting scarce…
LOL.. As I only have this one photo of the bike I was also at bit of a loss. I’m fully aware that it’s not an “standard” Gold Star since it’s in scrambler mode but I was in a hurry and I figured hey, it’s got a gold star on the tank, so let’s see who’s paying attention out there who can ID it for me.. You guys did not disappoint. But as it turns out this may be not be any sort of standard BSA? Interesting. I REALLY wish I had more info on it now.