BMW R1100GS (1997-1998) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: All-road
Production years: 1997, 1998

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The BMW R1100GS was a dual-sports machine made by BMW in 1994 as a successor to the R110GS and R80GS. It continued production until 1999 when it was replaced by the R1150GS.

The model was manufactured at BMW's plant in Spandau, Berlin, and came from the factory with a 1,085cc flat-twin boxer engine that was first seen on the BMW R1100RS, released one year earlier. The R1100RS was the first model in the GS family powered by an air/oil-cooled engine instead of an air-cooled one used on BMW motorcycles like the R32 model since 1923.

The bike's visual department was complemented by standard features, such as a front mudguard mounted 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.

As for the power figures, the 1997 BMW R1100GS took its muscles from a 1,084cc four-stroke air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine that 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.

A five-speed manual transmission with a dry single-plate clutch redirected the power generated by the engine to the rear end via a final shaft drive, launching the motorcycle to a top speed of 202 kph (125 mph).

BMW R1100GS 1997-1998

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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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