The BSA Gold Star, made from 1938-1963, was built to be a hand-assembled race machine. In 1961, the BSA Catalog stated, “The Clubman’s model Gold Star has been developed for competitions in road and short circuit events, and its specification is such that it is neither intended nor suitable for road use as a touring motorcycle.” It is known to be one of the fastest bikes of the 1950′s. In fact, each motorcycle came from the factory with test results specific to that machine so the new owner could see the horsepower it produced.
The DB models came about in 1955, using CB running gear. Their engines were a bit smaller but there were quite a few improvements with these models.
BSA Gold Stars dominated off-road racing, as well as motocross, scrambles, and desert racing even after the end of their production. We are lucky to have such a great bike in our collection.