BMW R1100R (1996-1997) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 1996, 1997

BMW R1100R 1996-1997 2 Photos
BMW R1100R (1996-1997)BMW R1100R (1996-1997)

In 1996, the German motorcycle maker released the BMW R1100R, a standard motorcycle in its third consecutive production year. It came in the same shape and form as the previous one without any significant changes.

The BMW R1100R was a standard machine manufactured by BMW from 1994 to replace the BMW R100R and continued production until 1999, when it was replaced by the 2001 BMW R1150R. The model was manufactured in over 53,680 units at BMW's Spandau, Berlin factory.

The motorcycle's visual department was characterized by standard features, such as a round headlight with a chromed housing, instruments mounted on top of the headlight, a two-piece dual seat with a pillion grab rail, a two-into-one exhaust system, and three-spoke aluminum wheels.

For suspension, the bike packed a Telelever suspension system on the front that provided 120 mm of travel and a Paralever suspension system on the rear that offered 135 mm of travel, fitted on a steel backbone frame.

As for the braking power, the bike's wheels were fitted with two 305 mm brake discs on the front and a 276 mm brake disc on the rear. Those on the front were tied to four-piston calipers, while the single one from the rear was controlled by a dual-piston caliper.

As for the power figures, the 1996 BMW R1100R took its muscles from a 1,085cc four-stroke twin-cylinder air/oil-cooled boxer engine that offered 80 hp at 6,750 rpm and 98 Nm (72 lb-ft) torque at 5,250 rpm.

BMW R1100R 1996-1997

BMW R1100R 1085

engine specs
Type:air-cooled, four-stroke, two cylinder boxer, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement:1085 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.9x2.8 in OR 99 mm
Compression Ratio:10.7:1
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
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:shaft
chassis specs
Front Suspension:BMW Motorrad Telelever
Rear Suspension:BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front Brake:dual 305mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake:single 276mm disc, 2-piston caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length:86.5 in OR 2197 mm
Overall Width:35.4 in OR 899 mm
Seat Height:30.7 in OR 780 mm
Wheelbase:58.5 in OR 1486 mm
Ground Clearance:5.4 in OR 137 mm
Weight:518 lbs OR 235 kg
Fuel Capacity:5.5 gallons OR 20.8 L
tyres specs
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