When I say BSA Gold Star, you think of the iconic motorcycles known for speed. Yet for some reason, when BSA released the B50 model lineup of a street scrambler (SS), a dual sport, and a MX, they brought back the Gold Star name for the SS variant. Fans of the original Goldie were not pleased.
This “Gold Star” was based off the B50s 500cc unit-construction single, good for 34 horsepower and a top speed of about 80 miles per hour. Compared to the famous Victor Special, this bike was more reliable, weighed 10 pounds less, and produced 5 more horsepower. But, it didn’t capture the public’s attention in the same way. For more information, check out this article from Motorcycle Classics.
This example (VIN: B50SSGE13241) has 3,195 miles and the seller is upfront that he bought it as a “barn find and performed a little work to…resell the bike.” His work included a carb cleaning and several new parts: fuel lines, battery, spark plug, air filter, kickstart gears, and more. I’d replace the missing tach cable, throw on some new tires, and replace the Supertrapp exhaust with the goofy looking original unit (included in the sale), then enjoy. The sale will also include a ’72 BSA parts catalog and the owners handbook. Best of all, it’s no reserve – someone’s getting a new bike.
Find this B50SS for sale in Brooklyn, New York with bidding up to $1,950