'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF

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Lot 118
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF

Sold for US$ 3,680 inc. premium
'Battle of the Legends'
1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. WB104160R0311300
Engine no. 00012360AF
Just to be clear, the R1100RS, type R259 1085cc flat-twin engine has a maximum output of 90 horsepower and it was branded as 'Oilhead' because although it had air-cooled cylinders but it also had oil-cooled heads– even though the heads were obviously stuck out further into the air flow. In restricted or zero air flow the oil cooling of the heads makes enormous sense.
The sport-touring BMW R1100RS used a frameless design, using the engine as a stressed member, an approach used by BMW for all subsequent Oilheads (except the R1100S). And instead of having conventional telescopic forks, the R1100RS used BMW's own Telelever suspension which bolted directly to the front of the engine. The Telelever design has a superficially similar appearance to telescopic forks but braking forces are taken back horizontally minimizing conventional 'fork dive' under braking.

One of the most popular American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) race series with fans was the Battle of the Legends, a partnership with BMW that had motorcycling legends face off against each other on identically prepped BMW bikes. It ran from 1993-1997, and in 1994 the series utilized the R1100RS sport-tourer in a pearl white. The bikes were very similar to the production bikes but had different paint and exhaust. This 1100cc, liquid-cooled twin is a fine example ridden in this series – signed by former Daytona 200 winner Don Emde. It will require recommissioning before it can be used safely again.

Footnotes

  • 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.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is WB1041604R0311300.
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'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
'Battle of the Legends', 1994 BMW R1100RS Racing Motorcycle Frame no. WB104160R0311300 Engine no. 00012360AF
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