Riding High in Iconic Manila with the BSA Goldstar 650

Today, I’m excited to take you on a ride through the bustling streets of Manila aboard the legendary BSA Goldstar 650. Now in the Philippines marketed by Hardcore Brothers Custom as its official Philippines distributor, let us strap on your helmets and hit the road. As we explore some of the most iconic landmarks and hidden gems in the city, we promise to let you experience the iconic ride in the iconic places of Manila. Let’s hop on and enjoy the lifestyle on wheels!

The Iconic Ride: BSA known as Birmingham Small Arms Company

BSA, known as the Birmingham Small Arms Company, has been a big deal in motorcycles since way back in the early 20th century. Famous for iconic models like the BSA Gold Star and BSA Rocket, they were the heartthrobs of British motorcycle culture. After dominating the roads and even serving in World War II, BSA faced tough times in the 60s and 70s, eventually halting production. However, in [Insert Year], they made a remarkable comeback, reigniting the passion of enthusiasts worldwide. With their classic looks and fresh energy, BSA is back in action, reminding us why they’re total legends in the motorcycle world.

BSA GOLDSTAR 650 107 L-Wheels

BSA Gold Star: Exceptional Performance

Engine: Let’s kick things off with a closer look at the beating heart of the BSA Goldstar 650. This beauty boasts a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC engine, complete with 4 valves and twin spark plugs. With a displacement of 652cc and a compression ratio of 11.5:1, this powerhouse churns out a whopping 45hp at 6500rpm and 55Nm of torque at 4000rpm. Coupled with a smooth 5-speed transmission and a liquid cooling system, this engine is as reliable as it is exciting.

BSA GOLDSTAR 650 94 L-Wheels

Suspension: As we hit the road, you’ll appreciate the Goldstar’s stellar suspension system. Up front, it’s equipped with 41mm telescopic forks, ensuring a smooth and controlled ride over any terrain. In the rear, twin shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload provide ample comfort and stability. Even on the bumpiest of roads.

Mass: Despite its robust performance, the Goldstar maintains a manageable weight of 213kg in working order. Making it agile and responsive.

Wheels & Tyres: Rolling on 36 wire spoke alloy rims, the Goldstar sports a classic yet durable wheel setup. Up front, you’ll find a 100/90-18 Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tire, while the rear boasts a 150/70-R17 Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp. With this combination, you can expect exceptional grip and handling in any riding condition.

Brakes: When it comes to stopping power, the Goldstar doesn’t disappoint. Up front, a single 320mm floating disc paired with a Brembo twin-piston floating caliper ensures precise braking performance, even in emergencies. In the rear, a single 255mm disc with a Brembo single-piston floating caliper provides reliable stopping power. It gives you confidence on every ride.

Fuel Tank: With a total capacity of 12 liters, the Goldstar strikes the perfect balance between range and agility. You can spend less time at the pump and more time enjoying the open road.

Dimensions: Rounding out the package are the Goldstar’s dimensions, including a wheelbase of 1,425mm, a seat height of 780mm, and a rake of 26.5 degrees. These dimensions contribute to the bike’s nimble handling and comfortable riding position. Ensuring a pleasurable experience for riders of all sizes.

Now, let’s weave our journey into the mix: The iconic landmarks in Manila

Our first stop on this epic journey is none other than the oldest restaurant in Manila – the 1919 Grand Cafe. As we pull up outside this historic establishment, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and delectable pastries fills the air.

Stepping inside, we’re transported back in time to an era of elegance and sophistication. From the ornate decor to the attentive service, every detail exudes old-world charm. As we sip our coffee and indulge in a delicious breakfast spread, we can’t help but marvel at the rich history that surrounds us.

Next up, we’re off to explore the oldest walled city in Manila – Intramuros. Cruising through the cobblestone streets lined with centuries-old buildings, it’s easy to imagine what life was like during the Spanish colonial era. We make a pit stop at the iconic Manila Cathedral. Capturing a memorable photo with a Spanish soldier in uniform that surrounds the area with our BSA Goldstar. Though we didn’t enter the cathedral, the ambiance of the surrounding area speaks volumes of its historical significance.

As we bid farewell to Manila and the iconic landmarks that have captured our hearts. We can’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to experience this vibrant city aboard the timeless BSA Goldstar 650. With each twist of the throttle and every mile traveled, we’ve forged good memories.

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The BSA Goldstar 650 isn’t just any old ride—it’s your ticket to cruising around Manila in total comfort. Dodging traffic or hitting up iconic spots like the 1919 Grand Cafe and the Manila Cathedral, this is an iconic ride you want to engage in. Until next time, ride safe and keep the spirit of adventure alive!

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