BMW R 80 GS: review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: 1987-1994
Predecessor: BMW R80/7
Successor: BMW R850GS
Related: BMW R100GS

BMW R 80 GS (1st generation), Europe, 1987-1989
BMW R 80 GS (2nd generation), Europe, 1990-1994

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
Europe1987-1989Name: BMW R80GS (1st generation)
Europe1990-1994Name: BMW R80GS (2nd generation)

Specifications


BMW R80GS: 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
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 size90/90-21S
Rear tire size130/80-17S
Front brakeSingle disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakeDrum
Fuel capacity26,0 l / 6,86 US gal – BMW R80GS (1st generation)
24,0 l / 6,34 US gal – BMW R80GS (2nd generation
Fuel economy4,7 l / 100 km (50 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer)
Bore & Stroke84,8 x 70,6 mm
Displacement797,5 cm³ (48,7 cu in)
Compression ratio8.2:1
Valve trainOHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Max. power50,0 hp (37,0 kW) / 6500 rpm
Max. torque61,0 Nm (6,2 kg-m) / 3750 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)6,0 sec
Top speed168 km/h (104 mph)
Fuel system (type)Carburetor, 2x Bing 64/32/349-64/32/350
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 R80GS: images, gallery.

BMW R80GS
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Videos


BMW R80GS: video.

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