1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374
Lot 419
1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser'
Registration no. XUW 866T (see text) Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374
Sold for £ 5,520 (US$ 7,263) inc. premium

Lot Details
1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374 1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' Frame no. 6089374 Engine no. 6089374
1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser'
Registration no. XUW 866T (see text)
Frame no. 6089374
Engine no. 6089374
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.'

Currently displaying a total of 80,178 miles on the odometer, this R100RS has Krauser cylinder heads and an accessory top yoke, raised 'bars, and black-painted wheels among other upgrades (see Classic Bike, March 2006 for a full listing of the specification). We are advised that the machine has been reworked by Andy Sexton and serviced by Baines Racing. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry bills, an old-style V5 registration document, a quantity of MoTs (most recent expired 2011), and French registration papers (issued 2011). It should be noted that 'XUW 866T' has been recorded as exported; there for the successful purchaser will have to reapply for the registration.

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  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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