BMW R1100RS (1996-1997) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Sport Touring
Production years: 1996, 1997

BMW R1100RS 1996-1997 2 Photos
BMW R1100RS (1996-1997)BMW R1100RS (1996-1997)

In 1996, the German motorcycle manufacturer released the BMW R1100RS, a sport-touring motorcycle that debuted in 1993. The bike addressed riders who wanted a more powerful machine but also desired to spend more time behind the bars.

The BMW R1100RS was a sport-touring or standard motorcycle that debuted in 1993 as a replacement model for the BMW R100RS and continued production until 2001 when it was replaced by the BMW R1150RS.

It used a frameless design with the engine as a stressed member. This approach was used by the German manufacturer for all subsequent oilhead models except for the BMW R1100S. In addition, the bike was marketed in the US in 1994 and was chosen by Cycle World magazine as the best standard motorcycle of the year.

The 1996 motorcycle came in the same shape and form as the previous model, delivering the same technical, visual, and performance specifications without any significant modifications whatsoever.

It packed standard fittings like a full-fairing with a rectangular headlight, a small windscreen, a two-piece dual seat with passenger grab rails, a luggage rack, a two-into-one exhaust system, a center stand, and three-spoke aluminum wheels.

As for power, the 1996 BMW R1100RS had installed a 1,085cc four-stroke twin-cylinder air-cooled boxer engine underneath its fuel tank, boasting 90 hp at 7,250 rpm and 95 Nm (70 lb-ft) torque at 5,500 rpm.

BMW R1100RS 1996-1997

BMW R1100RS 1085

engine specs
Type:air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer two cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement:1085 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.9x2.8 in OR 99 mm
Compression Ratio:10.7:1
Horsepower:90/7250 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:70/5500 lb-ft/RPM OR 95/5500 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:85.6 in OR 2174 mm
Overall Width:36.2 in OR 919 mm
Seat Height:30.7 in OR 780 mm
Wheelbase:58.5 in OR 1486 mm
Ground Clearance:6 in OR 152 mm
Weight:527 lbs OR 239 kg
Fuel Capacity:5.8 gallons OR 22.0 L
tyres specs
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