BMW R 100 GS: review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: 1987-1996
Predecessor: BMW R80G/S
Successor: BMW R1100GS

BMW R 100 GS (1st generation), Europe, USA, 1987-1989
BMW R 100 GS (2nd generation), Europe, USA, 1990-1996
BMW R 100 GS PD (Paris-Dakar), Europe, USA, 1989-1995

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
Europe1987-1989Name: BMW R100GS (1st generation)
Model code: 47E1
USAJanuary 1987 – March 1990Name: BMW R100GS (1st generation)
Model code: 47E1
Europe1990-1996Name: BMW R100GS (2nd generation)
Model code: 47E2
USAOctober 1990 – September 1994Name: BMW R100GS (2nd generation)
Model code: 47E2
Europe1989-1995Name: BMW R100GS Paris Dakar (1st & 2nd generations)
Model code: 47E1; 47E2
USAJune 1989 – April 1990Name: BMW R100GS Paris Dakar (1st generation)
Model code: 47E1
USASeptember 1990 – December 1995Name: BMW R100GS Paris Dakar (2nd generation)
Model code: 47E2

Specifications


BMW R100GS: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2290 mm / 90,1 in
Overall width1000 mm / 39,4 in
Overall height1165 mm / 45,9 in
Seat height850 mm / 33,5 in
Wheelbase1514 mm / 59,6 in
Ground clearance200 mm / 7,9 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight210 kg / 462 lbs
236 kg / 519 lbs – R100GS Paris Dakar
FRAME
Frame (type)Double loop tubular frame with bolt on rear section
Front suspension, travelTelescopic fork, 225 mm / 8,8 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW Paralever, 180 mm / 7,1 in
Front tire size90/90-21T
Rear tire size130/80-17T
Front brakeSingle disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakeDrum
Fuel capacity26,0 l / 6,86 US gal – BMW R100GS (1st generation)
24,0 l / 6,34 US gal – BMW R100GS (2nd generation)
35,0 l / 9,24 US gal – BMW R100GS Paris Dakar
Fuel economy4,9 l / 100 km (48 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer)
Bore & Stroke94,0 x 70,6 mm
Displacement980,0 cm³ (59,8 cu in)
Compression ratio8.5:1
Valve trainOHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Max. power60,0 hp (44,0 kW) / 6500 rpm
Max. torque76,0 Nm (7,7 kg-m) / 3750 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)4,8 sec
Top speed181 km/h (112 mph)
Fuel system (type)Carburetor, 2x Bing 94/40/123 – 94/40/124
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, cable operated
Transmission5-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

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ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemContact free electronic ignition (Bosch)
AlternatorAlternator Bosch 280W
Battery capacity

Images


BMW R100GS: images, gallery.

BMW R100GS (1st generation)
BMW R100GS (2nd generation)
BMW R100GS PD (Paris-Dakar)
BMW R100GS PD (Paris-Dakar)

Videos


BMW R100GS: video.

Manuals


BMW R100GS: documentation.

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