BMW R 80 GS Kalahari
|Engine||air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylidner|
|Bore / Stroke||83.8mm x 83.8mm|
|Horse Power||50.02 HP (37.3 KW) @ 6500RPM|
|Torque||44.99 ft/lbs (61.0 Nm) @ 5000RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed, manual |
Final Drive: shaft
|Suspension||Front: 40mm Marzocchi telescopic fork |
Rear: BMW Motorrad Paralever
|Brakes||Front: single 285mm disc |
Rear: 200mm drum
|Front Tire||90/90 x 21S|
|Rear Tire||130/80 x 17S|
|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||(dry), 210.0 kg (wet)|
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The BMW R 80 GS Kalahari was a air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylidner Road motorcycle produced by BMW in 1997. Max torque was 44.99 ft/lbs (61.0 Nm) @ 5000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 50.02 HP (37.3 KW) @ 6500 RPM.
The bike has a 5-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the dry, single plate, diaphragm spring.
It came with a 90/90 x 21S front tire and a 130/80 x 17S rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single 285mm disc in the front and a 200mm drum in the rear. The front suspension was a 40mm Marzocchi telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a BMW Motorrad Paralever. The wheelbase was 59.61 inches (1514 mm) long.
1997 BMW R 80 GS Kalahari
The 1997 MY BMW R 80 GS Kalahari addresses those riders who want to adventure on the most treacherous terrains possible, but also want a machine capable of trivial tasks such as daily commuting. It comes with features such as a a 40mm Marzocchi telescopic front fork, a BMW Motorrad Paralever rear suspension unit, a front disc brake coupled to a rear drum, a dual seat, passenger grab rails, a high-mounted exhaust system, laced wheels, an analogue instrumentation panel and a steel frame.
In the engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 797cc, boxer two cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 61 Nm of torque. This model was launched only in South Africa, with a special white livery and a blue frame.