1984 BMW R100RT Frame no. WB1044905E6243755 Engine no. 83 378236/EBM 098042 42

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Lot 173
1984 BMW R100RT
Frame no. WB1044905E6243755 Engine no. 83 378236/EBM 098042 42

Sold for US$ 3,910 inc. premium
1984 BMW R100RT

Frame no. WB1044905E6243755
Engine no. 83 378236/EBM 098042 42

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 following year a touring version of the R100RS superbike 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 R100 offered here has been in the care of only a few long-term, meticulous, enthusiastic owners. Originally purchased in April 1984 in Huntington Station, New York, the Stratossilber (Metallic Silver) machine was then sold to a San Diego BMW devotee, and between them, enjoyed to the tune of 28,000 miles until being purchased by the owner's friend in 2010. It was acquired by the present owner in January of 2015.

"The appeal of the bike was its originality," says the penultimate owner. "down to original keys for all the locks, including the luggage, manuals, tire pump, and toolbox." After some fettling the bike was enjoyed almost daily as a commuter machine and then for weekend trips, until the winter of 2012. Then a minor mechanical repair started the unstoppable ball of a full restoration rolling.

The bike was dismantled to the frame, which was powder coated. The engine was rebuilt, as was the final drive, and a new exhaust was installed, together with a new and upgraded electrical system, LED lights, new battery etc. Attention was given to brakes and suspension, replacing bearings, etc. as needed.

And then there was the question of paint scheme. Should it be standard metallic silver? Or something a little more custom? And then a memory from a trip to Munich inspired the PolizeiWeiss and PolizeiGruen livery it is offered in today!

This bike is a great opportunity to acquire a solid Bavarian touring machine, meticulously cared for, with restoration receipts that far exceed the value, in a custom paint scheme that garners attention everywhere it goes. Especially on the Autobahn.

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 cannot be located. The engine number is 83 378236/EBM 098042 A2.
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1984 BMW R100RT Frame no. WB1044905E6243755 Engine no. 83 378236/EBM 098042 42
1984 BMW R100RT Frame no. WB1044905E6243755 Engine no. 83 378236/EBM 098042 42
1984 BMW R100RT Frame no. WB1044905E6243755 Engine no. 83 378236/EBM 098042 42
1984 BMW R100RT Frame no. WB1044905E6243755 Engine no. 83 378236/EBM 098042 42
1984 BMW R100RT Frame no. WB1044905E6243755 Engine no. 83 378236/EBM 098042 42
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