BSA is back! Well, at least if India’s Classic Legends (owned by Mahindra) has its way. According to GaadiWaadi, BSA will make allegedly make its return to prominence during the 2021 EICMA show.
Classic Legends also owns Jawa and, after some stops and starts, is now producing four single-cylinder motorcycle models. The bikes are the Jawa, Jawa 42, Forty Two, and the Perak that harken back to Jawas of old. And the newly resurrected BSA lineup will take a similar course and produce motorcycle models that could rival Royal Enfield’s 650 Interceptor and 650 GT.
Development is supposedly advancing well. The engine is in “its advanced testing stages” and will reside in a middleweight chassis. According to Gaadi Waadi’s unspecified report, the chassis is said to be “fine-tuned for handling, dynamics, and compliance with the emission norms of the UK as test runs are being conducted currently.”
When the bike is ready, sales will first begin in the UK in small numbers. To take advantage of India’s lower production and sourcing costs, the manufacture of the bikes will take place in India. Gaadi Waadi says that a dedicated “assembly line for the premium BSA motorcycles” is already in place at a factory in Pithampur, India. However, according to Motopinas, development is reportedly taking place at a design center in Coventry, West Midlands, England.
Anytime there are new motorcycle choices, it’s a good thing. Here’s to hoping that BSA is back for real. If the machines make it to production in your country, would you consider buying one? Let us know in the comments below.