Vintage Gem Of The Week: BSA Rocket Gold Star Model A10

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A beautifully restored example of the much sought after Rocket Gold Star Model A10.

Highlighted by an original Lyta alloy tank, this Rocket was restored with period authenticity in mind.

About the BSA A10 Rocket Gold Star

The BSA Rocket Gold Star was a BSA motorcycle included in the final range of A10 twins, using a tuned A10 Super Rocket engine in the double-downtube Gold Star frame. Launched in February 1962, the total BSA Rocket Gold Star production was 1,584 bikes, of which 272 were off-road scramblers. The later 9:1 compression Super Rocket engine was used with a Spitfire camshaft and an Amal Monobloc carburettor gave 46 bhp (34 kW) as standard. Options such as Siamesed exhaust pipes and a close-ratio RRT2 gearbox could increase this to 50 bhp (37 kW) – and add 30% to the price.

Rocket Gold Star production ended in 1963 due to the development of new unit construction successors, designated as A65 in the 650 cc capacity.

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