1997 BMW R80GS797cc G/S Dual Purpose G/S R80GS BASIC TRAIL BIKE Adventure
Sale price: £13950 ≈ $18889 ≈ €16672 ≈ ₿0.525 btc
Item location: Colwyn Bay, UK
This one comes with a WP rear shock. panniers. engine bars. A VERY RARE AND CLEAN BIKE. In the late 1960s. BMW almost quit motorcycle production. Its cars were selling well. its aging R60 and R69 range badly needed updating. and competition in the motorcycle market was fierce. But motorcycles were associated with performance. a trait BMW wanted to nurture in its cars. so BMW made the decision to stay in the motorcycle industry. The company lured Hans-Gunther von der Marwitz from Porsche and gave him the job of re-inventing the boxer twins. Thus was born the "slash" series of BMW boxers. the /5. /6 and /7s. Von der Marwitz's basic design was so good it was still found in the last "airhead" BMW's sold as late as 1996. Though von der Marwitz retained the opposed-twin engine layout. he completely revised its internals. using a one-piece forged crank with car-type plain bearings (with connecting rods from the 6-cylinder car engine). The camshaft moved below the crank driven by chain. not gears. A handsome aluminum casting that also formed the crankcase housed the alternator and other ancillaries. A car-type clutch and flywheel mounted to the crankshaft drove a four-speed gearbox with final drive — naturally — by shaft.
Mileage is 7. 88. please note the speedo will be showing in km. It is not a restricted bike and will be full power. The bike will be serviced and come with 12 month's MOT. This bike has been imported from the Ireland and will be UK registered on an age related number plate upon sale. The registration transfer paperwork can take 2 - 3 weeks depending on timescales from DVLA.