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Title: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: terryg on 24.10. 2016 21:20
Anyone got any info on the change of ownership of BSA?
Surely I've missed the relevant post here that spills the beans.

Maybe more than tinware coming from the subcontinent in the near future?

More likely machine tool products, I imagine.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: morris on 24.10. 2016 22:17
Some information on the sump newspages;
http://www.sumpmagazine.com/classicbikenews/index.htm
Makes one wonder...
Mahindra already builds two wheeled transport.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Topdad on 25.10. 2016 10:27
Very interesting ??
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: a101960 on 25.10. 2016 10:45
That is something the UK is particulaly good at. As Harold Macmillan famously observed "selling off the family silver" Interesting to see how yet again an overeas company can see value in something that us Brits are unable or unwilling to capitalise on. Chinese MG, Indian Jaguar/Land Rover, Indian British Steel, American Cadburys and to many others to mention. So, why not I suppose? It is after all a traditional way of operating British commerce, and if there is one thing we Brits are proud of, it's our tradition.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: WozzA on 25.10. 2016 13:37
I hope they dont go the same way as  Royal Enfield?
BSA = BOMBAY Small Arms?     *problem*
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: nimrod650 on 25.10. 2016 17:45
when enfield open new plant in 2018 they will produce 900 000 bikes a year they must be doing something right
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: coater87 on 26.10. 2016 00:07
 Yes, they make cheap bikes that look old.

 Price out a new Harley Davidson once, and you will understand how India does it.

 Not saying the Indian bikes are badly made, they are just a lot more attractive than a $40,000 bike thats not even "loaded".

 Now add to your new Harley a couple of $800.00 (a piece) Harley jackets,two pairs $300.00 Harley boots, and a $35.00 Harley bandanna, and you are all set.

 Harley has a tendency to price people right out, and with the bad reputation their lower end models have (true or not) it has left the door wide open for Indian made bikes.

 
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Tomcat on 26.10. 2016 07:30
That is something the UK is particulaly good at. As Harold Macmillan famously observed "selling off the family silver" Interesting to see how yet again an overeas company can see value in something that us Brits are unable or unwilling to capitalise on. Chinese MG, Indian Jaguar/Land Rover, Indian British Steel, American Cadburys and to many others to mention. So, why not I suppose? It is after all a traditional way of operating British commerce, and if there is one thing we Brits are proud of, it's our tradition.

Don't forget the BMW Minis and Massey Fergusons by Mahindra. I guess the positive of all this is someone has plans to build a new BSA. Be intersesting to see if they build singles or twins.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Bedfordbeeza on 26.10. 2016 07:33
As a101960 said..... "selling off the family silver".  That says it all.  Why can't we see the value of our own historic  brands ? Why do we need to other countries to buy it cheap only to sell products back to us as "British heritage" top dollar prices !!!

For instance, it doesn't just stop at motorcycles.  Even motorcycle clothing.  Just check out the prices of Belstaff jackets now, another Brit company run into the ground, bought by Europe, manufacturing shipped to China and products sold back to us at unbelievable cost.  I know we have higher wages in the U.K but as it's sold as a premium U.K. Product ££££,  can we not justify sucking up the higher manufacturing cost to have it produced here ???

On another note, a few years back a young lad I work with said to me he'd just completed his full motorbike test and had bought an AJS. Obviously I was very impressed that he even knew the Marque, and was looking forward to seeing it.  When he turned up, I couldn't believe what a pile of crap it was. It wasn't genuine,  It was a new, made in........... yes, you got it, China model.  As if it wasn't bad enough been a chopper look a like, it was a 125 rattler wearing the iconic AJS brand. Aaaarrrgggghhhhhh !!!!

Rant over now !!

Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: mikeb on 26.10. 2016 09:46
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"selling off the family silver" .... Why can't we see the value of our own historic  brands ? Why do we need to other countries to buy it cheap only to sell products back to us as "British heritage"
well, along with being the worlds second largest arms dealers, the UK has to exchange something for all the oil and chinese TVs you import. what else do you have? we've sold our family silver and have only milk powder and millions of tourist to swap for all the pointless crap we buy. consumption has a price...
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: chaterlea25 on 26.10. 2016 19:56
Hi All,
I read last night that they have bought Jawa as well ????
So maybe BSA's made in Eastern Europe???????

 *????*
John
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: RichardL on 26.10. 2016 20:15
Does anyone else think the downside of this might be that our bikes become associated with new, common and (potentially) cheesy bikes?

Richard L.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 04.11. 2016 04:14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIsc3Ay9xO4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIsc3Ay9xO4)
https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2016/october/bsa-set-for-revival-after-indian-buyout
 (https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2016/october/bsa-set-for-revival-after-indian-buyout)
https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2016/october/new-bsa-within-two-years-as-mahindra-buy-also-jawa
 (https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2016/october/new-bsa-within-two-years-as-mahindra-buy-also-jawa)
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/sports/mahindra-racing-opens-new-state-of-the-art-engineering-and-development-facility-in-italy/articleshow/48869192.cms (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/sports/mahindra-racing-opens-new-state-of-the-art-engineering-and-development-facility-in-italy/articleshow/48869192.cms)

apparently the Indian owners club had problems mixing the classic old school pre 53 (?) Indians with brand new Indian owners who had no understanding of the "old" models. I guess its no different to hinkley vs meriden trumpets or trying to ascertain what country ford actually belongs to.

It will be interesting to watch though with their Italian development centre for their moto3 bikes
if they double up their 250 racer we could have a new 500 Star Twin  ;)
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Duncan R on 04.11. 2016 17:55
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2016/november/bsa-back-in-2019/ (http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2016/november/bsa-back-in-2019/)

The latest - could be interesting
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: dave55 on 04.11. 2016 18:07
I won hold my breath Duncan , I don't believe anything I read in there nowadays *smiley4*
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Duncan R on 05.11. 2016 19:20
Hi Dave,

Mahindra's resources are huge so there is a good chance something will get made, if it does happen lets hope its something worthy (and affordable) Not something like the AJS Bedford Beezer mentioned.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 05.11. 2016 22:41
Hi Dave,

Mahindra's resources are huge so there is a good chance something will get made, if it does happen lets hope its something worthy (and affordable) Not something like the AJS Bedford Beezer mentioned.

Yes given they spent 3.4 million quid just for the naming rights, have their own Italian design house, are doing surprisingly well in moto3, I expect we will see bikes with unique to BSA (and possibly shared with Jawa?) engines that are not off the shelf chinese copies of old honda's, or for that matter honda or yamaha engines bought in as per Ariel or the BSA regal SR500.  I'd guess they may even rebrand their race bikes as BSA's, as while Mahindra have a good reputation in cars (so I'm told by my Indian work colleagues), its not a brand associated with bikes.

Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: mikeb on 06.11. 2016 00:23
if they want volume in markets like india then don't expect too much.
a friend with a recent enfield has all the pain of an unreliable old bike with all the registration costs of a new one
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 06.11. 2016 00:39
if they want volume in markets like india then don't expect too much.
a friend with a recent enfield has all the pain of an unreliable old bike with all the registration costs of a new one

We'll have to see I guess: Land Rover and Jaguar both Indian owned.
Royal Enfield did take the whole works to India, whereas there's nothing left at Small Heath (or Southhampton   *shh* ) to move so it will at least be a fresh start.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: RichardL on 06.11. 2016 02:22
Reading in this article:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/mahindra-reboots-two-wheeler-business-will-revive-vintage-brands-bsa-jawa/story-LuATxsqchi6ABhSPDGzIsI.html

Mahindra is looking at BSA for niche or premium markets and will launch new BSA products worldwide but not in India due to a brand dispute. This leads me to think we might see something pretty interesting designed out of their Italian group.

By the way, have you looked at the products BSA Regal makes? Some are real interesting.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 06.11. 2016 02:44
Richard,
 reading that link I learnt a new unit of measure and now know a Lahk is one hundredth of a Crore  ;)

I think they will build something worth considering, the question is whether its retro or modern  *dunno*. so many variations and the Italians have a history of some fabulous styling and design hits (and miss's ) . 

I must admit that it no linger being British made or designed doesn't concern me: The British national dish is curry and the Indian national game cricket , so I can see synergy. 

Just as long as they don't try resurecting the Ariel 3 moped  *problem*

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2015/february/royal-enfield-to-be-made-in-britain-again (https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2015/february/royal-enfield-to-be-made-in-britain-again)


Tim
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: dave55 on 06.11. 2016 08:45
How about a BSA Regal ?.......a 3 wheel racing outfit based around a Reliant Regal  *eek*
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: duTch on 06.11. 2016 09:07

 
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How about a BSA Regal ?.......a 3 wheel racing outfit based around a Reliant Regal  *eek*

*beer* *beer* *beer*   maybe I'm jumping agun or threee   , but how about  *bash* *fight* *bash*
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: dave55 on 06.11. 2016 09:46
 *conf2*  *help* *countdown*
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 13.02. 2017 08:12
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/business/autos/221116/mahindra-starts-designing-new-500-750cc-bsa-motorcycles.html (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/business/autos/221116/mahindra-starts-designing-new-500-750cc-bsa-motorcycles.html)
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: cyclobutch on 13.02. 2017 12:55
I’m not really interested in a new vehicle with BSA written on it somewhere, any more than I would be if it said Triumph or Norton. Wherever it is made and whoever under takes it it will just be another new bike, and one that has to meet current emissions and safety regulations. Good luck to them for sure, but I’m not in the market for a new bike.

And BTW, my most modern machine is a 2007 ZRX1200. I don’t have to take any interest in it, it is just serviced once a year by someone I hand money over to; and I just press the button and it takes me where I am going. It doesn’t have ABS or fuel injection or a slipper clutch or multi-programmable suspension, and the clocks are proper round things with needles and rotating tumblers.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: muskrat on 13.02. 2017 19:48
I'd still like one and use it like your Kumansukme. the newest bike I have is an 83 CB1100F I do all the spannering.
Cheers
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 13.02. 2017 20:19
Moderns have their place and I have certainly owned my share of Japanese, Italian and German modern machinery. All of which are currently sold.
It doesn't stop me thinking about another middleweight single or twin and if it happens to say BSA on the tank I wouldn't be kidding myself that it is really a modern A10 or goldstar, just a modern bike with the reliability of something new.
Much like those Thai Hinkleys have nothing in common with anything Meriden ever made other than some styling elements. It certainly seems to have a lot of people fooling themselves they own a real "brit" bike without the hassles.
But people do like brands, be they ford or holden (GM) down in Australasia, or H/D or triumph.
I'll certainly be very interested in what they come up with and who knows might even buy one if it ticks the right boxes for me.
A mate recently bought one of those new ducati scramblers and I think that has a nice blend of heritage styling clues and modern design, hopefully BSA/Mahindra find a good honest balance of style and function and don't go twin shock.

Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: RichardL on 13.02. 2017 21:41
I was just, this weekend, at the Chicago version of The International Motorcycle Show. I found the Triumph bikes to be at a pretty strong level of fit, finish and design. I think that must be due to design and management based in the UK. On the other hand, I could not say the same thing for Royal Endfield.  Of course, these were quick impressions because it was a big show with a lot to see.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: bobandbec on 13.02. 2017 23:08
I bought a "Thai Triumph" last September.

Give me the choice of taking one of my BSA's or the Triumph out and it would always be the old bikes every time. But if I want to go for a two or three hundred miler the Triumph comes out especially if it's dual carriageways or motorways.

It would have been nice though if I could have bought a new BSA twin that was up to the same standards that Triumph have achieved!

Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: kiwipom on 14.02. 2017 06:37
I guys, well if they were to make a reliable Gold star club mans style bike  electric start, I would have one, don't know about disk brakes it would spoil the look. Guess we will have to wait and see if some of us are still here, cheers
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: jachenbach on 14.02. 2017 13:44
To me, it doesn't really matter what Mahindra does. I don't confuse the new Indian with the old, or the Norton, MV, Triumph, etc. You could put a Laverda sticker on a Honda, but it would still be a Honda. 40+ years later, BSA is just a name (legend?). If someone uses it on a new bike, the bike will have to succeed or fail on it's own merits.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Greybeard on 15.02. 2017 09:33
I found an image of a prototype Mahindra BSA!
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Post by: kiwipom on 15.02. 2017 10:06
Hi guys I like it, keep them coming, cheers
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Post by: cyclobutch on 15.02. 2017 10:50
Soft tail with a Kawasaki engine?
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Greybeard on 15.02. 2017 11:10
Soft tail with a Kawasaki engine?

Apparently  *smile*

I think a drum front brake would look better.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: jachenbach on 15.02. 2017 13:14
Good looking bike overall, but why do they (as the new Bonnevilles) have to have a flange on the gas tank? Really detracts from the look, IMO.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: RichardL on 15.02. 2017 13:58
Good looking bike overall, but why do they (as the new Bonnevilles) have to have a flange on the gas tank? Really detracts from the look, IMO.

We know there are other, more expensive, ways to make the tank, but welding the standing seam seems to be the popular cheap approach. Take a look at this:

https://youtu.be/OIezqZehm6E
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: kiwipom on 15.02. 2017 21:12
hi guys, I would prefer a four leading drum brake on the front rather than a disk, must be as good as a disk and not spoil the look, cheers
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 15.02. 2017 23:42
hi guys, I would prefer a four leading drum brake on the front rather than a disk, must be as good as a disk and not spoil the look, cheers

Drums, great for a fifties machine, but not anything new that's not real budget. I wouldn't touch a modern with drums or twin shocks.
Nothing decent has had drums fitted since the mid seventies
Give me a decent floating disk front end with upside down forks.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Tomcat on 16.02. 2017 07:26
Thanks for the  Artist's Impression Greybeard, looks like a W800 that's been bobbed.  The aquisition of our favorite brand is clearly a very touchy subject, and here's my 20c worth. (I ride classic and modern) Someone has paid their hard earned for a badge which was once the most popular brand of motorcycles in the world but now extinct. How important is the street credibility of a brand? HD makes more $$$ from their merchandising than from motorcycle sales. Arlen and Cory Ness established Victory motorcycles and produced a quality product at a good price, but parent company Polaris have now shut it down because they own the Indian brand. That's 60? years without a new Indian. If I was in the market for a new cruiser would I buy a Victory? No. Would I buy an Indian? Yes. Perhaps a Victory could now become a collectable???
If we look at Hinkley Triumphs (I have owned '04 Bonnie and '09 Sprint) there was a HUGE amount of speculation and critisism of their products in the early days. Mr Bloor (God) got the company up and running with mass market products, not re hashed classics. This is how to get a return on your investment, sell to the current market. Then the classics started arriving, and the cruisers for the  American market. The new Bonnies were over engineered and have stood the test of time and along with W800's have put a lot of fun in the motorcycle market.
And now back on topic, it will be great to see a new BSA again. Will I buy one? Probably....
Cheers Tomcat

Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: cyclobutch on 16.02. 2017 10:27
I think regulations now require all new bikes to be ABS equipped. I'd imagine that is another complication that is more easily applied (cheaper) to disc brakes than drums.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 16.02. 2017 18:55
I think regulations now require all new bikes to be ABS equipped. I'd imagine that is another complication that is more easily applied (cheaper) to disc brakes than drums.

most of our fifties beesa's also have antilock braking as standard  *whistle*

But I must admit if I'm lane splitting in the rush hour I want good brakes!
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Tomcat on 18.02. 2017 08:08
I think regulations now require all new bikes to be ABS equipped. I'd imagine that is another complication that is more easily applied (cheaper) to disc brakes than drums.

most of our fifties beesa's also have antilock braking as standard  *whistle*

But I must admit if I'm lane splitting in the rush hour I want good brakes!




Brakes are over rated RR, they slow you down!
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 07.06. 2017 04:42
The exact details of the upcoming BSA motorcycles are yet to be revealed, however, one thing has confirmed that they will be middleweight machines, powered by 500-750cc engines. Mahindra also said that there is a gap in the large capacity singles market, which indicates that the new motors could be single-cylinder mills. Moreover, a dedicated confirmation of the brand that it also owns the rights to the Gold Star name also suggests a possibility for the return of the iconic British café racer.
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/business/autos/221116/mahindra-starts-designing-new-500-750cc-bsa-motorcycles.html (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/business/autos/221116/mahindra-starts-designing-new-500-750cc-bsa-motorcycles.html)
Latest reports confirm that the Mahindra-made BSA motorcycles, of engine size between 500-750cc, will be launched in the markets by 2019



Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Black Sheep on 07.06. 2017 07:00
A new Gold Star would bear as much resemblance to an original as a New Triumph Bonneville does to an original Bonnie. Our cherished Goldies wouldn't meet current and future noise and emissions regulations so we can forget any reintroduction. Take note that Jaguar/Land Rover have made a small run of replica D types (about £1m each) which you can't use on the road. The poor (well, not poor actually) souls who signed up and paid up front for them are not chuffed.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: BSARGS650 on 07.06. 2017 13:39
Mmmmm...apart from the modern gizmos, anti-locks, indicators, emissions, state of the art electronics...Does one think they will add a bit of authenticity by using imperial fasteners?
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: duTch on 07.06. 2017 22:17

 
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..Does one think they will add a bit of authenticity by using imperial fasteners?


 That'd make it almost foolproof     *eek*
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 07.06. 2017 23:42
Given the B50ss was also called the Goldstar, which in the day offended many and wasnt designed to be a modern replica, my 10 cents worth is we will see a modern single called a goldie
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 07.06. 2017 23:44
And if it is designed in Italy and built in France we can expect plenty of character  ;)
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: mikeb on 08.06. 2017 00:40
if its 500-750cc then its gotta be a twin. no one in the modern world would want a 500+cc single would they? so pimp up a RGS? tho unit obviously. whatever it will be just stick the goldstar badge on it coz who cares about the 1950s except people like us.  and BTW i hope it has discs (lots of them), upside down forks, single rear shock, ABS and is batshitcrazy fast. if I was to buy a new bsa it would have to out-everything a new triumphs and hopefully the new nortons too, else what's the point?  I'll use my a10 for the sedate weekend rides so don't need a modern replica or a deliberately out of date enfield clone for that.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: RichardL on 08.06. 2017 01:52
Maybe we'll see a 500 single and a 750 twin.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: duTch on 08.06. 2017 03:51

 Maybe they've also been following danmas thread and taking notes *smile*
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: mikeb on 08.06. 2017 04:31
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Maybe they've also been following danmas thread and taking notes
a BSA 1065? I might just buy one of those *smile*
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 04.09. 2017 04:26
https://www.topspeed.in/motorcycles/news/renderings-of-bsa-and-jawa-have-landed-ar157865/pictures.html#524857 (https://www.topspeed.in/motorcycles/news/renderings-of-bsa-and-jawa-have-landed-ar157865/pictures.html#524857)

if anything more than artists impressions then these certainly shout b50 / b44 themed and the 355 badges suggests a small 4 stroke, so a new B40 ! 

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2016/12/oberdan-bezzi-imagines-a-new-bsa-produced-by-mahindra/ (http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2016/12/oberdan-bezzi-imagines-a-new-bsa-produced-by-mahindra/)
yes just artists impressions  ;)
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: muskrat on 04.09. 2017 09:17
I'll have the purple scrambler please.
Cheers
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: mikeb on 04.09. 2017 09:24
a ducati desert sled where one cylinder fell off?
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: olev on 18.10. 2017 09:56
Smuggled film from secret Mahindra engine testing centre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlNG41uG1MY

Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: chaterlea25 on 18.10. 2017 19:07
 *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

 *good3*
John
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Greybeard on 20.10. 2017 09:44
Wow, I found a photo of Mahindras new BSA prototype!
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 26.02. 2018 04:21
https://www.carblogindia.com/mahindra-bsa-motorcycles-launch/ (https://www.carblogindia.com/mahindra-bsa-motorcycles-launch/)

some interesting snippets:
will be expected at Milan in 2018!
Mahindra plans to manufacture the BSA motorcycles out of the UK facility !

hmm look forward to seeing that...
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 13.03. 2018 04:25
http://www.financialexpress.com/auto/bike-news/exclusive-mahindra-owned-jawa-bsa-motorcycles-production-to-begin-by-july-2018-royal-enfields-tough-rival-is-finally-coming-back/1095475/ (http://www.financialexpress.com/auto/bike-news/exclusive-mahindra-owned-jawa-bsa-motorcycles-production-to-begin-by-july-2018-royal-enfields-tough-rival-is-finally-coming-back/1095475/)
 *doh*
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 01.05. 2018 05:15
https://www.carblogindia.com/mahindra-bsa-motorcycles-launch/ (https://www.carblogindia.com/mahindra-bsa-motorcycles-launch/)

 "if reports are to be believed, they might start rolling out next year itself. The sad part though is that neither these bikes will be manufactured or sold in India initially. Mahindra plans to manufacture the BSA motorcycles out of the UK facility while catering to customers from UK, US and Europe in the initial phase."
"BSA motorcycles will be the first one to showcase a final product. The same will take the centre stage at the company’s stall at EICMA 2018."

roll on Milan in November
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Rocket Racer on 21.11. 2018 18:03
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKhjffUwe3U&feature=push-fr&attr_tag=5PvcjNoWNfnAqYvF%3A6 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKhjffUwe3U&feature=push-fr&attr_tag=5PvcjNoWNfnAqYvF%3A6)

looks like a reasonable job for their Jawa reincarnation  *clap*

skip the ad  *whistle* to see the ad
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Greybeard on 21.11. 2018 19:43
Here is a comparison of the new Jawa and the RE Bullet:
https://youtu.be/BSvKfEZiVqw
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: muskrat on 22.11. 2018 09:21
Neither thanks. I'll wait for the BSA!
Cheers
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: mikeb on 22.11. 2018 09:41
me neither. i hope they don't do that blobby old retro upright look on the bsas. life has moved on
Title: Re: Mahindra acquires BSA
Post by: Greybeard on 22.11. 2018 09:45
Something like the Kawasaki W800 would make me happy.