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