BMW R100GS

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BMW R100GS
1988 BMW R 100 GS
Manufacturer BMW
Also called R100 GS-PD, R 100 GS-PD, R100GS PD Classic, R 100 GS PD Classic, R100GS Paris-Dakar, R 100 GS Paris-Dakar, R 100 GS
Production 1987 - 1996
Class Road
Engine air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 94.0mm x 94.0mm
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Top speed 102 mph (164 km/h)
Horse Power 59.94 HP (44.7 KW) @ 6500RPM
Torque 56.06 ft/lbs (76.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Sparkplug NGK BP6ES '88-95
Battery YUASA 53030 '88-95
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual

Final Drive: shaft

Clutch: dry, single plate, diaphragm spring
Suspension Front: hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear: BMW Motorrad Paralever
Brakes Front: single 285mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear: 200mm drum
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 130/80-17
Wheelbase 59.61 inches (1514 mm)
Dimensions L 90.2 inches (2291 mm)
W 39.41 inches (1001 mm)
Seat height 33.5 inches (851 mm)
Weight 456.36 pounds (207.0 Kg) (dry), 210.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 9.25 Gallon (35.00 Liters)
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The BMW R 100 GS was a air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Road motorcycle produced by BMW between 1987 and 1996. It could reach a top speed of 102 mph (164 km/h). Max torque was 56.06 ft/lbs (76.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 59.94 HP (44.7 KW) @ 6500 RPM.

Despite their reputation as superb touring bikes, BMWs have always been involved in off-mad competition. Since 1929 BMW has participated in the International Six Days' Trial and been involved in enduro racing for over half a century,

Four Victories in Paris-Dakar[edit]

After some private entries had demonstrated the efficacy of big engines in the wide-open spaces, the BMW factory participated in the classic Paris-Dakar rally usually dominated by Japanese singles. Victories soon followed: in 1981 and 1983 for Hubert Auriol, followed by Gaston Rahier in 1984-85.

Enter the Paralever[edit]

It was a dramatic lesson for the Japanese and Italians. Profiting from this show of strength, in 1985 BMW launched the R80GS. (GS is for "Gelande Sport" -"cross-country sport.") It was the biggest trail bike of its day. The R80GS became the R100GS in 1988, with the addition of a major innovation: Paralever. The single-arm rear suspension of R80GS received an upper arm and a reaction bar, creating a deformable girder fork. "Freezing" of the rear suspension due to the action of the driveshaft during acceleration was suppressed.

The R100GS, styled by Target Design, was sidelined in 1983 by a "Paris-Dakar" version equipped with an engine shield, a "cowcatcher" and a full fairing. Ironically, BMW long ago pulled out of African rallies under extreme pressure from the powerful "green" lobby that exists in Germany.


Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder. A 94.0mm bore x 94.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 980.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, single plate, diaphragm spring.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 90/90-21 front tire and a 130/80-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single 285mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the front and a 200mm drum in the rear. The front suspension was a hydraulic telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a BMW Motorrad Paralever. The R 100 GS was fitted with a 9.25 Gallon (35.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 456.36 pounds (207.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.61 inches (1514 mm) long.

1991[edit]

1991 BMW R100GS/PD in Teal
1991 BMW R100GS/PD in Teal
1991 BMW R100GS/PD in Teal


1994[edit]

1994 BMW R100GS PD




1987 BMW R 100 GS[edit]

The 1987 MY BMW R 100 GS has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 980cc, boxer two cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque.

This all-road machine also comes with a hydraulic telescopic front fork, a BWM Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, a single disc brake in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear, a dual seat, a small luggage rack, pillion grab handles, a small fairing laced wheels, analogue instruments, a blacked-out frame and an under-seat exhaust system.


1988 BMW R 100 GS[edit]

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The House of Munich has launched the 1988 MY R 100 GS for riders who want to explore as much as possible of their surroundings, whether on a paved or an unpaved roads. It boasts a maximum power output of 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque.

It boasts standard fittings such as a hydraulic telescopic front fork, a BWM Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, a single disc brake in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear, a dual seat, a small luggage rack, pillion grab handles, a small fairing laced wheels, analogue instruments, a blacked-out frame and an under-seat exhaust system.


1989 BMW R 100 GS[edit]

The 1989 MY BMW R 100 GS sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 980cc, boxer twin cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque. It also comes with standard fittings such as a hydraulic telescopic front fork, a BWM Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, a single disc brake in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear, a dual seat, a small luggage rack, pillion grab handles, a small fairing laced wheels, analogue instruments, a blacked-out frame and an under-seat exhaust system.


1990 BMW R 100 GS[edit]

The 1990 MY BMW R 100 GS comes with a hydraulic telescopic front fork, a BWM Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, a single disc brake in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear, a dual seat, a small luggage rack, pillion grab handles, a small fairing laced wheels, analogue instruments, a blacked-out frame and an under-seat exhaust system.

In addition, it boasts a maximum power output of 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque from its air-cooled, four-stroke, 980cc, boxer two cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive.


1991 BMW R 100 GS[edit]

The House of Munich has launched a liter-class all-road machine, in the embodiment of the 1991 MY BMW R 100 GS, specifically for those riders who want more power from their machine, as well as the possibility of light enduro riding, without any special modifications. It has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 980cc, twin cylinder boxer powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque.

It also comes with features such as a hydraulic telescopic front fork, a BWM Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, a single disc brake in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear, a dual seat, a small luggage rack, pillion grab handles, a small fairing laced wheels, analogue instruments, a blacked-out frame and an under-seat exhaust system.


1992 BMW R 100 GS[edit]

The 1992 MY BMW R 100 GS is a powerful, liter-class all-road machine, that can tackle almost any type of terrain and road imaginable. It has standard fittings such as a hydraulic telescopic front fork, a BWM Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, a single disc brake in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear, a dual seat, a small luggage rack, pillion grab handles, a small fairing laced wheels, analogue instruments, a blacked-out frame and an under-seat exhaust system.

In the engine department it sports a four-stroke, air-cooled, 980cc, boxer two cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission and can reach a maximum power output of 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque.


1993 BMW R 100 GS[edit]

The 1993 MY BMW R 100 GS is the latest addition to House Munich's all-road line-up, and boasts a maximum power output of 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque from its four-stroke, air-cooled, 980cc, boxer two cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission.

In addition, it comes with a hydraulic telescopic front fork, a BWM Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, a single disc brake in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear, a dual seat, a small luggage rack, pillion grab handles, a small fairing laced wheels, analogue instruments, a blacked-out frame and an under-seat exhaust system.


1994 BMW R 100 GS[edit]

If you are on the market for a powerful all-road vehicle, that offers the added bonus of a boxer engine, durability and an extra-large fuel tank, then the 1994 MY BMW R 100 GS may be the right choice for you. It has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 980cc, boxer two cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission that cna produce a claimed 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque.

Also, it has standard fittings such as a hydraulic telescopic front fork, a BWM Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, a single disc brake in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear, a dual seat, a small luggage rack, pillion grab handles, a small fairing laced wheels, analogue instruments, a blacked-out frame and an under-seat exhaust system.


1995 BMW R 100 GS[edit]

The 1995 MY BMW R 100 GS boasts features such as a hydraulic telescopic front fork, a BWM Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, a single disc brake in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear, a dual seat, a small luggage rack, pillion grab handles, a small fairing laced wheels, analogue instruments, a blacked-out frame and an under-seat exhaust system.

In addition, this all-road machine boasts a maximum power output of 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque from its air-cooled, four-stroke, 980cc, boxer twin cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission.


1996 BMW R 100 GS[edit]

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The 1996 MY BMW R 100 GS has, at its heart, a four-stroke, air-cooled, 980cc, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission that can reach a maximum power output of 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque.

It also comes with high-end standard fittings such as a hydraulic telescopic front fork, a BWM Motorrad Paralever rear suspension, a single disc brake in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear, a dual seat, a small luggage rack, pillion grab handles, a small fairing laced wheels, analogue instruments, a blacked-out frame and an under-seat exhaust system.


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