1977 BMW 980cc R100RS
Registration no. CBW 959R
Frame no. 6062160
Engine no. 6062160
Just a few years after introducing the R90/6 and R90S, BMW upped the capacity of its range-topping flat-twins to 980cc for the 1977 season in the form of the R100/7 series, the flagship of this new line-up being the fully-faired R100RS superbike. Although styled like a super-sports machine, the R100RS was more of a sports-tourer, which did it no harm whatsoever in BMW's traditional market sector. 'BMWs have always managed to give you a unique and almost uncanny feeling of complete security and stability at speed,' observed Bike magazine's Peter Watson. 'The ability to maintain cruising speeds of over 100 mph for as long as your licence holds out must be one of the machines' most attractive features. The RS even manages to improve on this reputation.'
This early R100RS dates from 1977 and thus has the wire wheels fitted during the first year of production, subsequent models having cast aluminium wheels. Equipped with touring panniers, Koni shock absorbers and an Ultimate Source top yoke, 'CBW 959R' is described by the private vendor as in generally very good condition and ready to ride away, the only fault notified being a non-functioning electric clock. The machine is offered with sundry service sheets and expired MoTs, current road fun licence, Swansea V5 and MoT to July 2010.
- This is an added lot. We are advised that this motorcycle has been fitted with a new battery and new tyres.