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1978 Fantastic BMW r100 RS Motorsport edition For Sale

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  • £4,950 Offers invited
  • 1978
  • Tavistock
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Price £4,950 Offers invited
Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make BMW
Model R100
  r100RS
Year 1978
Mileage 76,456 miles
Country UK
Town Tavistock
Telephone 07821 184685
Status Private
Date 06-Sep-2020
Ref C1263578
I am sadly letting go of my BMW R100 RS Motorsport edition to free up some finances.

BMW R100RS Motorsport Edition Manufactured in December 1977, registered 1978, this is one of only 200 genuine Motorsport edition R100RS made by BMW.

The bike is in great condition, previous owner's work includes oils changed, stainless pushrods tubes installed, new rear master cylinder, new tyres. New pistons in both ATE callipers. New battery. Carbs recently ultrasonically cleaned, brakes bled, valve clearances checked.

At some point, the frame appears to have been powder coated but I am unsure when. Paintwork is all original, including the hand-painted Motorsport pinstripes, the paint is showing its age in places but I couldn’t bring myself to cover up the original paintwork.

Bike runs well and pulls like a train. The 1000cc engine really hold its own on the motorway and the fairing does a fantastic job of protecting the rider in all weathers. The dual ATE discs up front are more than capable, the single rear Brembo is excellent. The final drive is 33/11 ratio.

Great for cruising at motorway speeds. BMW can provide a dating certificate (including special paint code details) for £50, this would enable the new owner to correct the date of manufacture with the DVLA.

Various stories exist regarding where these bikes originally came from, canceled police orders, or similar. The colour matched white plastic panniers (not painted) and the dark blue seat are the usual indicators. The BMW archive in Munich confirmed to me the month of manufacture and the special paint code the bike was issued with. VIN number and date of manufacture falls within the range given by Ian Falloon for the Motorsport bikes.

The millage is difficult to state accurately, past MOTs indicate that it is around 70k but difficult to confirm as it has been fitted with a new speedo at some point. Engine runs really sweetly, valve adjusters do not indicate and excessive wear to seats.

Original folding key is present, as well as a spare and the pannier keys. V5 in my name. Considering the age of the bike, it is in great condition, the only little bits worth mentioning would be the paint patina, seat not quite locking in place properly, and at times the neutral night coming on when the clutch is pulled in. Other than those little niggles the bike is excellent.

It is super reliable, starting on the coldest of days. I have ridden it over London, Dartmoor, and around the South West. A classic bike that you could seriously use for your daily commute if you wanted to.
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