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BMW R80GS Kalahari

The BMW R 80 GS Kalahari was a air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylidner Road motorcycle produced by BMW in 1997. Max torque was 44.99 ft/lbs (61.0 Nm) @ 5000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 50.02 HP (37.3 KW) @ 6500 RPM.

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BMW R80GS Kalahari
Manufacturer
BMW
Production 1997
Class Adventure Touring
Engine
Four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 8.2:1
Horsepower 50.02 HP (37.3 KW) @ 6500RPM
Torque 44.99 ft/lbs (61.0 Nm) @ 5000RPM
Ignition Battery ignition
Spark Plug Bosch W 7 D / Beru14-7DU / Champion N9YC
Transmission 5 Speed
Frame Double loop tubular frame with bolt on rear section
Suspension Front: ∅40mm Marzocchi telescopic hydraulic forks.
Rear: Whtie Power rear suspension with Paralever shaft
Brakes Front: Single ∅285mm disc
Rear: ∅200mm Drum
Front Tire 90/90 x 21S
Rear Tire 13/80 x 17S
Wheelbase 1514 mm / 59.6 in
Length 90.2 inches (2291 mm)
Width 39.41 inches (1001 mm)
Seat Height 850 mm / 33.5 in
Weight 220 kg / 485 lbs (wet)
Fuel Capacity 35 L / 9.2 US gal
Manuals Service Manual


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EngineEdit

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder. The engine featured a 8.2:1 compression ratio.

DriveEdit

Power was moderated via the Dry single plate, with diaphragm spring.

ChassisEdit

It came with a 90/90 x 21S front tire and a 13/80 x 17S rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single ∅285mm disc in the front and a ∅200mm Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a ∅40mm Marzocchi telescopic hydraulic forks. while the rear was equipped with a Whtie Power rear suspension with Paralever shaft. The R80GS Kalahari was fitted with a 35 L / 9.2 US gal fuel tank. The wheelbase was 1514 mm / 59.6 in long.


1997 BMW R 80 GS KalahariEdit

The 1997 MY BMW R 80 GS Kalahari addresses those riders who want to adventure on the most treacherous terrains possible, but also want a machine capable of trivial tasks such as daily commuting. It comes with features such as a a 40mm Marzocchi telescopic front fork, a BMW Motorrad Paralever rear suspension unit, a front disc brake coupled to a rear drum, a dual seat, passenger grab rails, a high-mounted exhaust system, laced wheels, an analogue instrumentation panel and a steel frame.

In the engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 797cc, boxer two cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 61 Nm of torque. This model was launched only in South Africa, with a special white livery and a blue frame.

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SpecificationsEdit

Make Model BMW R 80GS Kalahari
Year 1997
Engine Type Four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement 797.5 cc / 48.7 cu in.
Bore X Stroke 84.8 x 70.6 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression 8.2:1
Induction 2 x Bing constant depression carburetors
Ignition Battery ignition
Alternator Bosch 12 V/280 W
Spark Plug Bosch W 7 D / Beru14-7DU / Champion N9YC
Starting Electric
Max Power 37 kW / 50 hp @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque 61 Nm / 6.2 kgf-m / 44 ft lb @ 3750 rpm
Clutch Dry single plate, with diaphragm spring
Transmission 5 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 4.40 / 2nd 2.86 / 3rd 2.07 / 4th 1.67 / 5th 1.50:1
Rear Wheel Ratio 1:3.20
Frame Double loop tubular frame with bolt on rear section
Front Suspension ∅40mm Marzocchi telescopic hydraulic forks.
Front Wheel Travel 225 mm / 8.8 in
Rear Suspension Whtie Power rear suspension with Paralever shaft
Rear Wheel Travel 180 mm / 7.0 in
Front Brakes Single ∅285mm disc
Rear Brakes ∅200mm Drum
Front Tire 90/90 x 21S
Rear Tire 13/80 x 17S
Dimensions Length 2290 mm / 90.1 in Width 1000 mm / 39.3 in Height 1165 mm / 45.8 in
Wheelbase 1514 mm / 59.6 in
Ground Clearance 200 mm / 7.87 in
Seat Height 850 mm / 33.5 in
Wet Weight 220 kg / 485 lbs
Fuel Capacity 35 L / 9.2 US gal

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