BMW R 1100 RS: review, history, specs

Class: sport-tour
Production: January 1992 – June 2001
Predecessor: BMW R100RS
Successor: BMW R1150RS

BMW R 1100 RS (Europe, USA), 1992-2001

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeJanuary 1992 – June 2001Name: BMW R1100RS
Model code: 259S
Parts Catalog Code: 0411
USAJune 1992 – February 2001Name: BMW R1100RS
Model code: 259S
Parts Catalog Code: 0416

Specifications


BMW R1100RS: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2175 mm / 85,6 in
Overall width735 mm / 28,9 in
Overall height1286 mm / 50,6 in
Seat height800 mm / 31,5 in
780/800/820 mm – with adjustable seat
Wheelbase1473 mm / 58,0 in
Ground clearance153 mm / 6,0 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight239 kg / 527 lbs
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular space frame (steel)
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever, 120 mm / 4,7 in
Rear suspension, travelBMW Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 135 mm / 5,3 in
Front tire size120/70 ZR17
Rear tire size160/60 ZR18
Front brakeDouble disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS-II)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS-II)
Fuel capacity23,0 l / 6,07 US gal (reserve – 6,0 l)
Fuel economy4,3 l / 100 km (55 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 ratio10.7:1
Valve trainChain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power90,0 hp (66,0 kW) / 7250 rpm
Max. torque95,0 Nm (9,6 kg-m) / 5500 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)4,1 sec
Top speed215 km/h (133 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


4.030 (to 1993); 4.193 (1994+)
2.576 (to 1993); 2.914 (1994+)
1.886 (to 1993); 2.133 (1994+)
1.538 (to 1993); 1.740 (1994+)
1.318 (to 1993); 1.450 (1994+)
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemMotronic (mapped characteristic control)
AlternatorBelt driven three-phase generator, 14V / 700W
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


BMW R1100RS: images, gallery.

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Videos


BMW R1100RS: video.

Manual


BMW R1100RS: documentation.

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