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1971 BSA B50SS Gold Star

BSA B50SS Gold Star[edit]

This was the last of the C15 stretches. It was a radical design change from the traditional British style, but in the fullness of time looks very nice. Built as a street scramble to meet the US market demands, the engine was over-stressed when pushed to the limit. Conversion to electronic ignition transforms it’s behavior to one of GB’s best ever singles. Starting requires the knack and vibration was still a problem at speed over 60 mph. There was also a B50T Victor model.

BSA B50SS Detail[edit]

Part Spec
Year 1971-72
Capacity 499cc
Engine OHV Single
Weight 340lb
MPG 60
Max Speed 85mph