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1963 BSA Rocket Gold Star

1963 BSA Rocket Gold Star – 650cc Twin- Genuine

Up for a sale is a beautifully restored BSA Rocket Gold Star 650 cc. This bike is extremely rare and original. Approximately 1600 BSA RGS were produced between 1962 and 1963. All original numbers with documentation from the BSA Owners Club UK. I reckon it is one of the most beautiful ones left in Canada. Runs as good as it looks.

This bike underwent a nut and bolt restoration approximately 2 years and has been stored indoors since then.

Work completed:

Engine professionally rebuild- touring cams- one of Canada’s best
Correct STB.T gearbox- completely rebuild
New Borrani Rims and spokes from Buchanan’s USA
Tank dents repairs and chromed by Deco Chrome Montreal
New Fenders from Autocycle UK
New Avon Speedmaster (front) and Dunlp K70s (rear)
The exhaust headers were hand bend – correct swan neck type- autocycle UK
Seat- redone by Andrew Leighton
Speedo and Tach Restored by Vintage Cables – Alberta, CA
Frame- powder coated
Paint- Showroom condition
All parts are NOS from Mikes Classic Spares – Australia
NOS QD – correct headlamp
Brand New Carb from Amal/Burlen- UK
No cheap aftermarket parts on this bike
All cables- brand new- Autocycle
Brand new wiring harness and battery
All levers in mint condition
Complete tool kit
190mm brake with brand new liners

No expense spared.

Have all bills and receipts and documentation for this bike. Comes with Ontario, Canada title and bill of sale. More photos and documentation available upon request. Can facilitate crating/ shipping throughout the world. Asking $30,000 CAD or sensible offers. Ajay- or 416-eight five eight- eight zero three four.

Info about the RGS:

Widely recognized as one of the most desirable of all factory built 'café racers', the Rocket Gold Star arrived in 1962 along with the first of BSA's new unitary construction range. A combination of - mainly - Gold Star cycle parts and the A10 Super Rocket twin-cylinder engine, the newcomer represented the last of the old 'pre-unit' line rather than a new departure and thus was destined for a relatively short life. The idea of making what was effectively a twin-cylinder Goldie originated with Banbury motorcycle dealer Eddie Dow, who had built up a considerable body of expertise in looking after BSA's high-performance singles. Dow believed that his hybrid would bridge the gap between the end of Gold Star production and the introduction of new unitary construction sports models, and so it proved.

The Super Rocket engine's compression ratio was raised to 9.25:1 for the RGS, the claimed maximum power increasing to 46bhp. But for some reason best known to BSA, the RGS frame was unique, although not that different from the production A7/A10 item, as was the wider dual seat. The model was offered in a number of different forms and with a host of options relating to controls and equipment. Motor Cycle tested a Rocket Gold Star in November 1962, summing up the new BSA as a 'scintillating high-performance road burner: good brakes, excellent rider comfort and docile traffic manners.' A top speed of 105mph was achieved. Around 1,600 Rocket Gold Stars were made over a two-year period and today genuine examples are highly sought after.