1961 BSA Gold Star Clubman

1961 BSA GOLD STAR CLUBMAN
While the BSA Gold Star was famous for its off-road and desert-racing prowess, when properly fitted out, they also made excellent road-racing machines, on par the a Norton Manx. The Clubman edition got a 36mm bellmouth Amal Grand Prix carburetor, hotter cam and timing, higher compression, a freer-flowing exhaust, better brakes and road tires, along with lightweight alloy fenders, low handlebars and an optional 'bum-stop' seat. They were good for 110 mph right out of the box! Street-legal versions were basically factory cafe racers, with rear-set pegs and low bars.

1961 BSA Gold Star Clubman SPECIFICATIONS

Model designation

Engine type

Displacement

Bore & Stroke

Compression ratio

Fuel system

Ignition system

Lubrication system

Engine output

Primary drive

Clutch

Gearbox

Final drive

Wheelbase

Seat height

Frame type

Suspension, front

Suspension, rear

Brake, front

Brake, rear

Wheel, front

Wheel, rear

Tire, front

Tire, rear

Fuel capacity

Dry weight

Top speed

1961 BSA B34 Gold Star Clubman

Air-cooled OHV single cylinder

499cc / 30.5 ci

85mm X 88mm

8.0:1

1 - 36mm bellmouth Amal GP carburetor

Lucas magdyno, 6-volt

Dry sump w/remote oil tank, 3 pint cap.

38 hp @ 7000 rpm

Chain

Multi-plate, wet

4-speed constant mesh, right-foot shifting

Chain

56.0" / 1400mm

30.5" / 770mm

Steel tube, full cradle

Telescopic fork, hydraulic damping

Swing arm w/2 Girling dampers

8.0" SLS drum

7.0" SLS drum

WM3 X 19"

WM3 X 19"

3.00" X 19"

3.50" X 19"

4.8 US gal / 18.0 L

384 lbs / 171 kg

110 mph / 177 km/h


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