BMW R 1100 RS 75th Anniversary: history, specs, pictures

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BMW R 1100 RS 75th Anniversary
Manufacturer
BMW
Production 1998
Class Sport touring
Engine
air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer two cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 99.1mm x 99.1mm
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Horsepower 89.98 HP (67.1 KW) @ 7250RPM
Torque 70.07 ft/lbs (95.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM
Fuel System EFI
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual

Final Drive: shaft

Clutch: dry, single plate
Suspension Front: BMW Motorrad Telelever
Rear: BMW Motorrad Paralever
Brakes Front: dual 305mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear: single 276mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 160/60-18
Wheelbase 58.5 inches (1486 mm)
Length 85.59 inches (2174 mm)
Width 36.18 inches (919 mm)
Seat Height 30.71 inches (780 mm)
Weight 239.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


The BMW R 1100 RS 75th Anniversary was a air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer two cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Sport touring motorcycle produced by BMW in 1998. Max torque was 70.07 ft/lbs (95.0 Nm) @ 5500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 89.98 HP (67.1 KW) @ 7250 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 99.1mm bore x 99.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1085.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70-17 front tire and a 160/60-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual 305mm discs, 4-piston calipers in the front and a single 276mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a BMW Motorrad Telelever while the rear was equipped with a BMW Motorrad Paralever. The wheelbase was 58.5 inches (1486 mm) long.

1998 BMW R 1100 RS 75th Anniversary[edit]

The German engineers from the House of Munich have designed a special, limited edition of their acclaimed R 1100 RS model, to celebrate 75 years since they have been designing and building motorcycles. Besides all the features found on the base model, the 75th Anniversary one also comes with special paint schemes, and a number of features as standard, that were formerly available only as optionals.

In the engine department, it has a four-stroke, air-cooled, 1085cc, boxer twin cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission that can reach a maximum power output of 90 horsepower and 95 Nm of torque.