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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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New BSA in 2 years?

Just read in Motorcycle Classics that Mahindra, an Indian tractor company bought both the BSA and Jawa marques. This news came out in October of last year in the motorcycle press but just showed up in my January issue of Motorcycle Classics so if this is old news, sorry.

MC Classics says the BSA would be marketed overseas (that is, not internal to India) as they are fighting legal issues in India regarding use of the BSA name. They said the new BSA would probably be built in the UK and sold in higher end markets like the USA. The bike is purported to be a big single (500-750cc range). The new offering is expected in two years which probably means whenever.

Jawa branded bikes will be sold in India as that marque has a high rep in that country and a lot of old imported Jawas used to be on the road there along with the Royal Enfield.

Hopefully the big single will be counter balanced and not be a filling rattler but some folks may appreciate a big single road bike. It would likely compete with the new Royal Enfields being sold here in the states and if they sell it in a 750cc version, likely a more serious road bike for USA roads.

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Hopefully the big single will be counter balanced and not be a filling rattler but some folks may appreciate a big single road bike. It would likely compete with the new Royal Enfields being sold here in the states and if they sell it in a 750cc version, likely a more serious road bike for USA roads.
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Maybe they could use the little diesel they use in their little tractors.

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Mahindra has been a major supplier to the motorcycle industry for quite some time. They already own controlling interest of Peugeot Motorcycle (scooters) and have manufactured parts and done partial assemblies for BSA, Royal Enfield as well as parts/assemblies in agreement with TVR for BMW and KTM as well as others. They have the engineering, manufacturing and logistic capabilities to out-produce and underprice most of the companies they supply.

Interestingly, India has more students performing at the 97th performance percentile than the entire number of students K through PhD in the US....and they must speak two or three languages. They will be an ever increasing force to recon with

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