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    BSA to build electric motorcycle in the UK

    From a BBC News article:

    BSA is officially owned by Classic Legends, which India's Mahindra group of companies has a 60% stake in.

    The joint venture has received support from the UK government, which awarded BSA a 4.6m grant to develop electric bikes, in the hope of creating at least 255 jobs.

    "The lure of a classic British machine would appeal to a young buyer as well as a returning rider that wants to relive their youth," says Scott Lukaitis, a motor sports consultant.

    "If they can find a way to capture the look and feel but offer it in a performance electric bike, they might have a winner."

    Mr Mahindra told the BBC. that he hopes "this small venture signals the renaissance of the entire UK bike-building business".
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    I wonder if Norton will make a come back. Personally, I was bummed big time when they went out of business before they could really advance the Wankel rotary to the next level
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    If you want to know who now owns Norton and many of the other classic British brands, here is a link to the entire article: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54997191
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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    Here is another article regarding the proposed BSA electric motorcycle which includes an illustration of what the vehicle might look like : https://electricvehicleweb.in/bsa-el...aunch-details/
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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