BMW R1100R (1997-1998) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 1997, 1998

BMW R1100R 1997-1998 2 Photos
BMW R1100R (1997-1998)BMW R1100R (1997-1998)

The BMW R1100R was a standard motorcycle introduced by BMW in 1994 as a replacement for the BMW R100R, continuing production until 1999, when it was replaced by the 2001 BMW R1150R. The model was made in over 53,680 units at BMW's Spandau, Berlin factory.

In 1997, the German motorcycle maker released the BMW R1100R, a standard motorcycle in its fourth consecutive production year. It remained largely unchanged, packing the same technical, visual, and performance specifications as previous models.

The motorcycle was assembled around a steel backbone frame with 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.

The 1997 BMW R1100R was set in motion by a 1,085cc four-stroke twin-cylinder air/oil-cooled boxer engine mounted underneath its fuel tank. The powerhouse was managed by a fuel injection system, delivering 80 hp at 6,750 rpm and 98 Nm (72 lb-ft) torque at 5,250 rpm.

All the power generated by the engine was sent to the rear end through a five-speed manual transmission with a dry single-plate clutch and a final shaft drive that pushed the bike to a top speed of 204 kph (127 mph).

Visually, the bike had standard features, such as three-spoke aluminum wheels, a two-into-one exhaust system, a two-piece dual seat with a passenger grab handle, and a round headlight with a chromed housing.

BMW R1100R 1997-1998

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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