BMW R1100GS (1996-1997) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: All-road
Production years: 1996, 1997

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In 1996, the German motorcycle maker released the BMW R1100GS, a dual-sports motorcycle in its third consecutive production year. It featured the same specifications as the previous model without any significant modifications.

The BMW R1100GS was a dual-sports machine manufactured by BMW in 1994 to replace the BMW R100GS and R80GS until 1999, when it was succeeded by the BMW R1150GS. It was presented in 1993 and was powered by a 1,085cc flat-twin boxer engine first seen in the R1100RS manufactured a year earlier.

As for the power figures, the 1996 BMW R1100GS delivered an output power of 80 hp with a peak force at 6,750 rpm and 98 Nm (72 lb-ft) torque at 5,250 rpm from a 1,084cc four-stroke air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine underneath its fuel tank.

All the power generated by the boxer engine was transmitted to a five-speed manual gearbox with a single-plate dry clutch that sent it to the rear axle via a final shaft drive, launching the motorcycle to 202 kph (125 mph).

From top speed to a complete stop, the motorcycle relied on two 298 mm brake discs engaged by four-piston calipers on the front wheel and a 250 mm brake disc with a three-piston caliper on the rear wheel.

Aesthetically, the bike packed standard features, such as a front mudguard close to the wheel, a long beak mounted underneath the headlight, a windscreen, a two-piece dual seat with a passenger grab handle, an engine plate, and wire-spoke wheels.

BMW R1100GS 1996-1997

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engine specs
Type:air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer two cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement:1084 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.9x2.8 in OR 99 mm
Compression Ratio:10.3:1
Horsepower:80/6750 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:72/5250 lb-ft/RPM OR 98/5250 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:EFI
transmission specs
Gearbox:5-speed, manual
Clutch:dry, single plate, diaphragm spring
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:shaft
chassis specs
Frame:three piece, steel
Front Suspension:BMW Motorrad Telelever
Rear Suspension:BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front Brake:dual 297mm discs, 3-piston calipers
Rear Brake:single 250mm disc, 3-piston caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length:86.2 in OR 2189 mm
Overall Width:36.2 in OR 919 mm
Seat Height:33.1 in OR 841 mm
Wheelbase:59.4 in OR 1509 mm
Ground Clearance:7.9 in OR 201 mm
Weight:496 lbs OR 225 kg
Fuel Capacity:6.3 gallons OR 23.8 L
tyres specs
Front:110/80 R19
Rear:150/70 R17
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