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'[[BMW|BMW]] have built their reputation almost solely on the touring virtues of their flat twins, so it was a pleasant reminder when I rode the R80 that a balance of performance and ride properties can produce a versatility based on excellent rather than average capability in every department.' - Bike magazine, July 1980. BMW's first 'R80' (nominally 800cc) model was the R80/7 introduced in 1977 as replacement for the 750cc [[BMW R75/7|BMW R75/7]]. Like its predecessor, the R80/7 was powered by BMW's traditional air-cooled flat-twin engine coupled to low-maintenance shaft final drive transmission. Engineered to BMW's customarily high standards, the R80/7 was far from cheap and in 1978 cost around 40% more than [[Yamaha]]'s similarly shaft-driven [[Yamaha XS750|XS750]] tourer.
 
==1980==
 
[[Image:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-0.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue]]
 
[[Image:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-1.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue]]
 
[[Image:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-2.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue]]
 
[[Image:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-3.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue]]
 
[[Image:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-4.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue]]
 
[[Image:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-5.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue]]
 
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*Spark Plug: NGK [[NGK BP6ES|BP6ES]]
 
 
 
{{BMW}}
 
 
[[Category:BMW motorcycles|R80]]
 
[[Category:BMW R series]]
 
 
 
{{Infobox Motorcycle
 
{{Infobox Motorcycle
 
|name            = '''BMW R80'''
 
|name            = '''BMW R80'''
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|image            = [[Image:R80-7.jpg|frameless|BMW R80/7]]
|aka              = R 80-7 (reduced effect), R80RT (reduced effect), R 80 RT (reduced effect), R80 (reduced effect), R 80 (reduced effect), R 80
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|manufacturer    = [[BMW]]
 
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The '''[[BMW]] R80''' was a two cylinder boxer, [[four-stroke]] Road [[motorcycle]] produced by [[BMW]] between 1978 and 1994. It could reach a top speed of 110 mph (177 km/h). Max [[torque]] was 36.14 ft/lbs (49.0 Nm) @ 3750 RPM. Claimed [[horsepower]] was 50.96 HP (38.0 KW) @ 6500 RPM.   
 
The '''[[BMW]] R80''' was a two cylinder boxer, [[four-stroke]] Road [[motorcycle]] produced by [[BMW]] between 1978 and 1994. It could reach a top speed of 110 mph (177 km/h). Max [[torque]] was 36.14 ft/lbs (49.0 Nm) @ 3750 RPM. Claimed [[horsepower]] was 50.96 HP (38.0 KW) @ 6500 RPM.   
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==Overview==
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'[[BMW|BMW]] have built their reputation almost solely on the touring virtues of their flat twins, so it was a pleasant reminder when I rode the R80 that a balance of performance and ride properties can produce a versatility based on excellent rather than average capability in every department.' - Bike magazine, July 1980. BMW's first 'R80' (nominally 800cc) model was the R80/7 introduced in 1977 as replacement for the 750cc [[BMW R75/7|BMW R75/7]]. Like its predecessor, the R80/7 was powered by BMW's traditional air-cooled flat-twin engine coupled to low-maintenance shaft final drive transmission. Engineered to BMW's customarily high standards, the R80/7 was far from cheap and in 1978 cost around 40% more than [[Yamaha]]'s similarly shaft-driven [[Yamaha XS750|XS750]] tourer.
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==Engine==
 
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==Chassis==
 
==Chassis==
It came with a 90/90-18 front [[tire]] and a 120/90-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding [[brake]] in the rear. The R80 was fitted with a 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 418.88 pounds (190.0 Kg).   
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It came with a 90/90-18 front [[tire]] and a 120/90-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding [[brake]] in the rear. The R80 was fitted with a 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 418.88 pounds (190.0 Kg).  
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==1980==
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File:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-0.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue
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File:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-1.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue
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File:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-2.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue
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File:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-3.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue
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File:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-4.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue
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File:1980-BMW-R80-7-Blue-9911-5.jpg|left|thumb|1980 BMW R80/7 in Blue
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*Spark Plug: NGK [[NGK BP6ES|BP6ES]]
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==1986==
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The R80 and the [[BMW R65]] were now the last of the air-cooled BMW twins left in production.
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* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/the-glory-boys#bmw-r80 The Glory Boys]
 
* [https://motopixel.org/pixel/the-glory-boys#bmw-r80 The Glory Boys]
  
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Revision as of 13:59, 18 June 2019

BMW R80
BMW R80/7
Manufacturer BMW
Production 1978 - 1994
Class Road
Engine two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 84.8mm x 70.6mm
Top speed 110 mph (177 km/h)
Horse Power 50.96 HP (38.0 KW) @ 6500RPM
Torque 36.14 ft/lbs (49.0 Nm) @ 3750RPM
Battery 8.2:1
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 90/90-18
Rear Tire 120/90-18
Seat height 31.77 inches (807 mm)
Weight 418.88 pounds (190.0 Kg) (dry), 210.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual
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The BMW R80 was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by BMW between 1978 and 1994. It could reach a top speed of 110 mph (177 km/h). Max torque was 36.14 ft/lbs (49.0 Nm) @ 3750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 50.96 HP (38.0 KW) @ 6500 RPM.


Overview

'BMW have built their reputation almost solely on the touring virtues of their flat twins, so it was a pleasant reminder when I rode the R80 that a balance of performance and ride properties can produce a versatility based on excellent rather than average capability in every department.' - Bike magazine, July 1980. BMW's first 'R80' (nominally 800cc) model was the R80/7 introduced in 1977 as replacement for the 750cc BMW R75/7. Like its predecessor, the R80/7 was powered by BMW's traditional air-cooled flat-twin engine coupled to low-maintenance shaft final drive transmission. Engineered to BMW's customarily high standards, the R80/7 was far from cheap and in 1978 cost around 40% more than Yamaha's similarly shaft-driven XS750 tourer.


Engine

The engine was a air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. A 84.8mm bore x 70.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 797.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis

It came with a 90/90-18 front tire and a 120/90-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The R80 was fitted with a 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 418.88 pounds (190.0 Kg).


1980


1986

The R80 and the BMW R65 were now the last of the air-cooled BMW twins left in production.


In Media