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    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".

    Here is a link to the BBC News article: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54997191
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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/
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    I can see the appeal of an electric motorbike. But traditional meets state-of-the-art doesn't seem to work aesthetically here. It looks well ugly.
    It'll be interesting to see how this develops. There may be a market somewhere along the line but half the appeal of a motorcycle for many is the raw combustion effect.

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