BMW R1100RS (1997-1998) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Sport Touring
Production years: 1997, 1998

BMW R1100RS 1997-1998 2 Photos
BMW R1100RS (1997-1998)BMW R1100RS (1997-1998)

The BMW R1100RS was a sport-touring or standard motorcycle introduced by BMW in 1993 to replace the BMW R100RS, continuing production until 2001 when the BMW R1150RS replaced it.

The BMW R1100RS was marketed in the United States in 1994 and was chosen by Cycle World magazine as the best standard motorcycle of that year.

The motorcycle had a frameless design with the engine used as a stressed member. The German maker used this approach for all subsequent oilheads except for the BMW R1100S.

In 1997, the German motorcycle manufacturer released the BMW R1100RS, a sport-touring motorcycle addressed for those riders who wanted more performance from their machine but also desired to spend more time behind the bars.

Aesthetically, the bike had 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.

It came in the same shape and form as the previous models, packing the same visual, technical, and performance specifications without any significant modifications whatsoever.

As for power, the 1997 BMW R1100RS had its heartbeat set by a 1,085cc four-stroke twin-cylinder air-cooled boxer engine mounted underneath its fuel tank, boasting 90 hp at 7,250 rpm and 95 Nm (70 lb-ft) torque at 5,500 rpm.

BMW R1100RS 1997-1998

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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