BMW R 100 GS Bumble Bee

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BMW R 100 GS Bumble Bee
Production 1988
Class Road
air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 94.0mm x 94.0mm
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Horsepower 59.94 HP (44.7 KW) @ 6500RPM
Torque 56.06 ft/lbs (76.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
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)
Length 90.2 inches (2291 mm)
Width 39.41 inches (1001 mm)
Seat Height 33.5 inches (851 mm)
Weight 210.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The BMW R 100 GS Bumble Bee was a air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Road motorcycle produced by BMW in 1988. Max torque was 56.06 ft/lbs (76.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 59.94 HP (44.7 KW) @ 6500 RPM.


A 94.0mm bore x 94.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 980.0 cubic centimeters.


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


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 wheelbase was 59.61 inches (1514 mm) long.

1988 BMW R 100 GS Bumble Bee[edit]

1988 BMW R 100 GS Bumble Bee 1988 BMW R 100 GS Bumble Bee

This special edition from the House of Munich boasts a black and yellow paint scheme, that is sure to make it stand out in any crowd. In addition, it 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.

In the engine department, it sports a four-stroke, air-cooled, 980cc, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 60 horsepower and 76 Nm of torque.