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Roadstar was a motorcycle produced in 1980.

The idea was to produce a road machine based on the CCM moto-cross engine unit, with three versions available. These were to be the Roadstar in sports road trim, the Darkstar with extra body-work, and the Customstar which had chopper styling and a rigid rear end. Engines were the the 343cc, 499cc or 580cc BSA singles with four-speed gearbox. They were intended to be built to order, but although they were good looking machines, production was too expensive to make the proposition viable.

Sources of Information

The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X