New 650cc twin in the works

British motorcycle manufacturer, BSA, is reported to be returning soon and is developing a 650cc motorcycle to challenge Royal Enfield’s (RE) 650 Twins.

Indian car and motorcycle news site, Gaadi Waadi, reports that BSA is working on a motorcycle that would rival RE’s 650 Interceptor and 650 GT.

The report adds that BSA is already in the final stages of developing a new 650cc parallel-twin engine, and is slated to launch before Diwali (November 2021), where motorcycle sales are expected to spike up.

This news is completely in contrast to the earlier reports that BSA will only be producing electric motorcycles as part of the UK£4.3-million government grant. The company was also reported to have been setting up a research and development center in Coventry, West Midlands, England.

BSA Motorcycles was a subsidiary of the British Small Arms Company LTD., which was a huge producer of firearms at the time. They also produced bicycles, machine tools, and even cars and buses. At its peak in the 1950s, BSA was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world.

In 2016, the rights to use BSA name was purchased by the Indian conglomerate, Mahindra Group, and will be under the Classic Legends (CL) motorcycle brands, which also brought back the Jawa and Yezdi marques.