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BMW R100 S 1978 SOLD

BMW R100 S 1978 SOLD
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1978 BMW R100 S - Limited Edition Smoke Red (RARE)


Reluctant sale of my beloved BMW R100 S from 1978.

Bike will come with 12 months MOT (August 2018).

The bike is registered 1980 however I have a letter from BMW UK confirming the bike is indeed 1978 and this can therefore be sent to DVLA for the bike to become tax exempt as of 2018.

The bike runs beautifully and has just completed a 3000 mile trip around the Europe to the Swiss alps, Italy, Austria and did so with ease. Achieving over 60mpg fully loaded for fuel which is great for this bike.

The S bike comes with the screen however when touring I removed the race screen and converted to a more 'classic naked' style with the fork gators to protect the stanchions and to avoid damaging the beautiful screen (see photos also with the panniers and luggage). I quite like this look and it is a simple job to switch the style.

These original bikes are becoming rare items especially in such a nice condition and the 1978 spoke wheel versions. Therefore would be a great investment for anyone wanting to maintain in its current condition. You will struggle to find a better R100 in the UK, hence the reluctancy of this sale.

The photos are as detailed as possible and description as honest as can be for peace of mind. Below is a list of the features and upgrades I have carried out over the last 2 years as well as a list of some of the nice features.

Recently resprayed (whole bike) in the limited edition smoke candy red paint (correct paint from BMW) and tank and pinstriped to original design

Powder coated the rear subframe

Hagon upgraded progressive front and rear suspension fitted at 56,000 miles

Boyer brandsen electronic ignition and micro coils installed

New Stainless steel keihan downpipes fitted at 58,000 miles

Stainless steel keihan exhausts

New Stainless steel front mudguard brace

Odyssey extreme battery (best battery on the market)

Original BMW paniers with full working locks and keys (RARE)

Siebenrock pannier inner bags (RRP 100)

DUNLOP K70 classic tyres fitted at 58,000 miles (near new condition)

New engine head casings (black) fitted at 58,000 miles

Goodridge braided brake lines

Drive shaft gaiter and clamps replaced

New seat pan and seat

Starter, horn and headlight relays replaced with new relays

Chrome Engine crash bars

Original pump (RARE) fitted on frame

Original tool kit and first aid kit

Luggage grab rail as well as original standard rail

Dark BMW R100 s screen (touring)

Aftermarket screen for full touring

Fork gaiters and clamps

NGK iridium spark plugs plus 2x NGK iridium spares in tool kit

Specialist fork top nut and swing arm lock nut tool from BMW

Specialist exhaust rose nut spanner

Multiple stainless steel upgrades, e.g. rear drum brake rod, front axle spaces, tank nuts, front and rear spindle nuts and washers etc......


- engine crash bars have some minor scratches (bought second hand in this condition)
- Stainless pipes have occasional very very small dings.

Note I run with a black and silver plate and had no issues, I think it looks nicer. I do have the original yellow one that can just be screwed on if desired.

A 200 non refundable deposit is required within 24 hours of purchase (paypal of bank transfer).

Payment by bank transfer or cash. No cheques.

Any questions please ask.

*also advertised elsewhere
Advert Type: For Sale
Category: Motorcycles
Make: BMW
Model: R100
Model (alt): R100S
Year: 1978
Country: UK
Region: Cornwall
Town: Truro
Status: Private
Ref: C893298