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Reply #165 on: November 28, 2022, 12:17:49 am
https://youtu.be/1gxlszRDIlM

BSA scrambler. Very pretty... :D
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Reply #166 on: November 30, 2022, 12:48:00 am
Still a Mahindra....
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Reply #167 on: November 30, 2022, 02:51:28 am
...but they certainly do know how to build tough hardware... ;)

https://www.mahindrausa.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA-JacBhC0ARIsAIxybyObOiTevEqX0GsDcfRNctvJLvn97ermoM57LZyWTbO3q3LVI5IbnkQaAv2UEALw_wcB
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Reply #168 on: November 30, 2022, 06:02:48 am
yeah, but Aston Martin are built by John Deer but that does not make them suitable as a farm vehicle.


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Reply #169 on: November 30, 2022, 06:44:43 am
Still a Mahindra....

At least the mother "ship" is far far away, preferable to Volvo or anything similar that comes from Greats homeland at any time.
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Reply #170 on: November 30, 2022, 11:31:42 am
At least the mother "ship" is far far away, preferable to Volvo or anything similar that comes from Greats homeland at any time.

...   promoted to "Great" now ?


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Reply #171 on: November 30, 2022, 06:47:51 pm
This article from a few months ago, "sorta" answers the question I was asking in this thread a few pages ago about USA distribution of this Mahindra / Classic Legends BSA.

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/bsa-plans-to-bring-gold-star-650-to-the-united-states-next-year

"Some time in 2023" is the statement, which I assume this should be attributed to Ashish Singh Joshi, Director of BSA, who also apparently said “For us, the new BSA Gold Star is not just a motorcycle, but an emotion, and we pursued the journey of bringing BSA back with the utmost passion.”

Feeling like punching somebody, who says stuff like this, in the mouth is also an emotion, but not one I want to go on record as having.

Anyway, the article suggests the possibility of Mahindra / Classic Legends / BSA selling these machines through existing Mahindra dealers that  already deal in powersports equipment.  I wonder how many of Mahindra's 800 or so US-based distributors also deal powersports?  I wonder why Mahindra didn't already offer these folks the Classic Legends Jawa or Yezdi?

It will be interesting to find out how well the BSAs sold in the UK during the past riding season.  As far as I can tell, the machine hasn't yet been offered to any markets outside the UK, and by my calculation, it doesn't take more than a few thousand bikes yearly to be the top selling single model in the UK.        https://www.visordown.com/news/industry/uk-motorcycle-sales-strong-start-sees-2022-sales-surge-clear-2021 


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Reply #172 on: December 01, 2022, 02:15:14 am
yeah, but Aston Martin are built by John Deer but that does not make them suitable as a farm vehicle.

Are they? David Brown, famous for his tractors, used to own AM (hence the DB models), but I didn't know JD owned them..





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Reply #173 on: December 01, 2022, 03:20:17 am
Lots of owner entities over the years.
This article pretty much lays it out ...
https://www.tuko.co.ke/319709-who-owns-aston-martin.html
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Reply #174 on: December 01, 2022, 03:25:58 am
Are they? David Brown, famous for his tractors, used to own AM (hence the DB models), but I didn't know JD owned them..


Yeah my bad.

I thought John Deere was the one that bought out David Brown back in the day but when I looked it up it was actually Case Tractors not John Deere.


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Reply #175 on: December 01, 2022, 07:01:39 pm
That's a shame - Having "Runs like a Deere" might've made a great ad campaign for a sports car... 8)
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Reply #176 on: December 01, 2022, 07:38:53 pm
Feeling like punching somebody, who says stuff like this, in the mouth is also an emotion, but not one I want to go on record as having.

Well the original Swedish idea was "Just do it, and don't talk about it". Well the place is not anymore what it used to be....
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Reply #177 on: December 02, 2022, 04:27:44 am
Well the original Swedish idea was "Just do it, and don't talk about it". Well the place is not anymore what it used to be....

The Aussie version, is "She'll be right, we will get to it eventually."


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Reply #178 on: December 12, 2022, 07:57:41 pm
A little about distribution of the new BSA Gold Star 650s.

It appears to me that Classic Legends / BSA motorcycles, has ONLY been selling their Gold Star 650 in the UK, through Lukas distribution.
     https://www.lukasdistribution.co.uk/store-locator
 I seem to recall, when I looked at this map shortly after the distribution announcement was made,
https://www.visordown.com/news/industry/bsa-announces-new-uk-and-ireland-distributor-ahead-gold-star-launch
 there were only about a half dozen Lukas dealerships at that time, now I'm seeing 22, rapid expansion, and not bad coverage for the UK, in my opinion.

Just under a month ago, Classic Legends announced a plan to distribute the machine to Europe through Peugeot Motocycles, which is already part of the Mahindra Group.   Peugot has an impressive number of dealers, but none in the USA, nor in India.   https://peugeot-motocycles.com/en/sites/

Plans to bring the model to the USA remain loose, ... perhaps "sometime in 2023", but there's been nothing definite on how or who will sell the BSAs.   https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/bsa-plans-to-bring-gold-star-650-to-the-united-states-next-year   Mahindra does have quite a wide US distribution for their tractors, and some of these also deal in powersports.   https://www.mahindrausa.com/map-hours-directions-tractors-utvs-farming-equipment--dealership--locate-a-dealer.

In India, just speculation about when and how the bike might be brought to market.
https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bsa/650cc-bsa-gold-star-to-launch-in-india-or-not-heres-what-we-know/   I have seen nothing concrete announced.

Australia has Peugot scooter dealers, so perhaps our members down under will have the opportunity to get a leg over the new BSAs sooner than those of us here in the US.