BMW R1100GS 75th Anniversary (1997-1998) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: All-road
Production years: 1997, 1998

BMW R1100GS 75th Anniversary 1997-1998 2 Photos
BMW R1100GS 75th Anniversary (1997-1998)BMW R1100GS 75th Anniversary (1997-1998)

The BMW R1100GS was a dual-sports motorcycle 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.

In 1998, the German motorcycle maker introduced the BMW R1100GS 75th Anniversary, a special edition model created by the House of Munich to celebrate 75 years since the R series has been in production.

The special edition motorcycle stands out from its regular counterparts by its special color scheme, body lines, stylish 75th-anniversary details, and a wider range of additional fittings and equipment as standard.

Visually, the motorcycle packed a front mudguard mounted close to the wheels, an extended beak underneath the headlight, hand guards, heated grips, a small windscreen, a two-piece dual seat with a pillion grab rail, a luggage rack, side-mounted panniers, a center stand, a two-into-one exhaust system, and wire-spoke wheels.

As for power, the 1998 BMW R1100GS 75th Anniversary machine had its soul brought to life by a 1,085cc 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.

The bike reached a top speed of 202 kph (125 mph) and relied on two 297 mm brake discs coupled to three-piston calipers on the front and a 250 mm disc with a three-piston caliper on the rear to stop in safe conditions.

BMW R1100GS 75th Anniversary 1997-1998

BMW R1100GS 75th Anniversary 1084

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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