Bonhams : c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005
c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005

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Lot 550N
c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT
Registration no. not UK registered Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005

£ 2,500 - 3,500
US$ 3,100 - 4,400
c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT
Registration no. not UK registered
Frame no. 6075005
Engine no. 6075005
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 latter comprised the R100/7 tourer, which used the 60bhp version of the new engine, while the cockpit-faired R100S sports roadster and the fully faired R100RS superbike came with 70bhp on tap. Within a couple of years, the R100/7 'naked' had been re-titled R100T and gained an extra five horsepower, while the others continued to use the 70bhp engine. A touring version of the R100RS superbike soon appeared boasting a more generously proportioned fairing, taller windshield, and higher handlebars. This was the R100RT, unquestionably the finest touring motorcycle of its day. 'It is so incredibly easy to ride that it doesn't distract you from any of the pleasures of biking - just complements them,' enthused Bike magazine. The 1981 models had Brembo brake callipers, plated cylinder bores, increased sump capacity, a larger air filter, and an improved gearbox to handle the engine's 70 horsepower. The machine is offered with German Fahrzeugbrief with new TUF.

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c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005
c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005
c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005
c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005
c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005
c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005
c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005
c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005
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