BMW R 1100 GS: review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: April 1993 – December 1999 (to July 2006 – USA)
Predecessor: BMW R100GS
Successor: BMW R1150GS

BMW R 1100 GS (Europe, USA), 1993-2006

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeApril 1993 – December 1999Name: BMW R1100GS
Model code: 259E
Parts Catalog Code: 0404
USAFebruary 1994 – July 2006Name: BMW R1100GS
Model code: 259E
Parts Catalog Code: 0409

Specifications


BMW R1100GS: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2189 mm / 86,2 in
Overall width890 mm / 35,0 in
Overall height1366 mm / 53,8 in
Seat height840/860 mm (adjustable seat)
Wheelbase1509 mm / 59,4 in
Ground clearance200 mm / 7,87 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight243 kg / 536 lbs
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular space frame (steel)
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever (adjustable spring pre-load), 190 mm / 7,48 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 200 mm / 7,87 in
Front tire size110/80-R19 (59H)
Rear tire size150/70-R17 (69H)
Front brakeDouble disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS-II)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS-II)
Fuel capacity25,0 l / 6,6 US gal (reserve – 6,0 l)
Fuel economy6,43 l / 100 km (36,6 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer)
Bore & Stroke99,0 x 70,5 mm
Displacement1085 cm³ (66,2 cu in)
Compression ratio10.3:1
Valve trainChain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power80,0 hp (59,0 kW) / 6750 rpm
Max. torque97,0 Nm (9,8 kg-m) / 5250 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)4,27 sec
Top speed198 km/h (123 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Motronic MA 2.2
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, cable operated
Transmission5-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V


4.163
2.914
2.133
1.740
1.450
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemMotronic (mapped characteristic control)
AlternatorBelt driven three-phase generator, 14V / 700W
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


BMW R1100GS: images, gallery.

BMW R1100GS

BMW R1100GS

BMW R1100GS
BMW R1100GS

Videos


BMW R1100GS: video.

Manuals


BMW R1100GS: documentation.

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