BMW R 100 RS Motorsport Special Edition

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BMW R 100 RS Motorsport Special Edition
Manufacturer BMW
Production 1978
Class Touring
Engine air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 94.0mm x 94.0mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Horse Power 70.0 HP (52.2 KW) @ 7000RPM
Torque 56.06 ft/lbs (76.0 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual

Final Drive: shaft

Clutch: dry, single plate, diaphragm spring
Suspension Front: hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear: dual adjustable shocks
Brakes Front: dual 260mm discs, 2-piston calipers
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 3.25 - H19
Rear Tire 4.00 - H18
Wheelbase 57.72 inches (1466 mm)
Dimensions L 83.9 inches (2131 mm)
W 29.41 inches (747 mm)
Seat height 32.28 inches (820 mm)
Weight  (dry), 230.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual
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The BMW R 100 RS Motorsport Special Edition was a air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Touring motorcycle produced by BMW in 1978. Max torque was 56.06 ft/lbs (76.0 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 70.0 HP (52.2 KW) @ 7000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

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

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 3.25 - H19 front tire and a 4.00 - H18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual 260mm discs, 2-piston calipers in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a hydraulic telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual adjustable shocks. The wheelbase was 57.72 inches (1466 mm) long.

1978 BMW R 100 RS Motorsport Special Edition[edit]

1978 BMW R 100 RS Motorsport Special Edition 1978 BMW R 100 RS Motorsport Special Edition 1978 BMW R 100 RS Motorsport Special Edition

The Motorsport Special Edition of the R 100 RS from BMW welcomes touring riders with a special paint scheme, to make it stand out in a crows, BMW "Mag" wheels, a more efficient braking system with dual front discs and a single rear one and a blue-tinted dual seat. In all other departments, it features the same specs as the base model.

In the engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 980cc, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 76 Nm of torque and 70 horsepower.