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Ian

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Doesn't sound good...
« on: July 06, 2022, 10:51:16 PM »
Maybe it's my ageing ears.....but this sounds like a bag of the proverbial nails to me 🙉. As someone said in the comments, "Sounds like  a C15 trying to get out!"

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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 02:10:03 AM »
Maybe it's  the same demo bike that was used by visordown at Goodwood?
https://www.visordown.com/reviews/first-ride/2022-bsa-gold-star-review
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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2022, 07:19:02 AM »
Sounded alright for a 70 year old bike with a million miles on the clock. Hang on what's that? It's new! Oh dear.

Let's be kind and ask if the recording just picked it up badly and hope that's the case.

I think it is a shame they tried so hard to mimic the Goldie as it has achieved mythical status over the years, some would say deservedly (me for one) so they were always going to be on a hiding to nothing trying to do it justice. Maybe they would have been better calling it a B33?

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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2022, 08:29:55 AM »
I didn`t realise they had a working one !!  are they on sale yet ?
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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2022, 10:13:06 PM »
you cant really tell from a short video clip, it may just be the sound on the camera.

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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2022, 10:28:43 AM »
you cant really tell from a short video clip, it may just be the sound on the camera.

John I have listened/watched 2 different videos. Both of them sound carp to me. But I will go and test ride one and do my own recording 😉
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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2022, 02:19:19 PM »
I listened to a Youtube interview with two of the execs from BSA talking about the new bike and I have to say I was impressed. Both talked about bikes and their own bikes and neither of them said product or units at any time. In fact one guy said he would be setting the price of the new bike and not the 'bean counters' which I liked.

I won't have the money to buy one, but it is nice to know that the people behind this are people who ride bikes and love bikes.

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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2022, 05:42:58 AM »
Dunno if anyone has read this, apologies in advance if you have. Would be lovely if we could get one " on hire" for the October show weekend?  I will ask the question....can only say no can't they......🙄

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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2022, 08:52:45 PM »
Distributor talking numbers and dates;

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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2022, 08:58:03 PM »
Baffle in vs baffle out sound comparison;

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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2022, 09:16:02 PM »
It’d have to be baffle out for me for sure. 🙉

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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2022, 07:35:24 AM »
That's interesting Michael as when the exec fella talked about the development of the bike he said they had made the baffle easy to remove. All singing the same song there.

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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2022, 09:05:16 AM »
It’d have to be baffle out for me for sure. 🙉

It also sounds less clattery - drowning it out probably.....
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Re: Doesn't sound good...
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2022, 04:20:12 PM »
dB killers always produce a sound like a flatulent cow on fresh grass! If they had designed a proper exhaust, rather than trying to mimic the Goldie exhaust they might have got somewhere.  :(

As for "Curb weight is 213 kilograms, or 469.5 pounds."!  :o :o :o :o :o

".... seat height is 780mm (30.7 inches), making it pretty accessible to shorter riders." "Pretty accessible....".  :-\ :-\ :-\  Does that mean that you look "pretty" sprawled in a loose graveled car park, or on uneven ground as you try to park or manouvre this machine? A bit like a GS1200 etc. of that ilk!

EU5 compliance, water cooling, steel mudguards, all conspire against it.

A well turned out B441 Victor, B50 would both be preferable to this "Gold Star" when it comes to weight and balance and a twin shock SRX 600 is positively silf like in comparison and putting out a similar bhp figure. My Duke 450MKIII being anorexic at 125kg or 275lbs, a seat height of 760mm or 30" and pushing out 35bhp with a soft cam and low compression ~9.0:1. Not forgetting the venerable SR500 either. At least they tend to retain their value at present?  ;D

With current fuel prices and running costs, keep it light, CofG low and in soft tune and you'll have more smiles per mile.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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