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
Horsepower 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)
Length 83.9 inches (2131 mm)
Width 29.41 inches (747 mm)
Seat Height 32.28 inches (820 mm)
Weight 230.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


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.