BMW R 80 G/S (1982-1983) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: All-road
Production years: 1982, 1983

BMW R 80 G/S 1982-1983 9 Photos
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In 1982, the German motorcycle manufacturer released the BMW R 80 G/S, a dual sport machine that debuted in 1980 and continued production until 1987. Between 1980 and 1987, the German maker produced over 21,800 units.

The 1982 model came in the same shape and form as the previous one, providing the same technical, visual, and performance specifications without any significant modifications whatsoever.

The R 80 G/S was the first motorcycle in BMW's G/S family of dual-sports motorcycles, which comprised over 500,000 produced units. In addition, the bike was often considered the world's first "Adventure Bike" capable of tackling both on and off-road conditions.

Visually, the bike had standard features, such as a round headlight into a small cowl, a one-piece dual seat with passenger grab rails, a small luggage rack, a center stand, a high-mounted front fender, and wire-spoke wheels.

The bike was manufactured around a double-loop tubular steel frame with a bolt-on rear section that comprised a hydraulic telescopic fork with 200 mm travel on the front and a monolever swingarm on the rear with 170 mm of travel.

In the performance department, the 1982 BMW R 80 G/S had installed a 797cc four-stroke air-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine underneath its fuel tank, delivering an output power of 50 hp with maximum strength at 6,500 rpm and 57 Nm (42 lb-ft) torque at 5,000 rpm.

BMW R 80 G/S 1982-1983

BMW R 80 G/S 797

engine specs
Type:air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylidner
Displacement:797 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.3x2.8 in OR 84 mm
Compression Ratio:9.2:1
Horsepower:50/6500 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:42/5000 lb-ft/RPM OR 57/5000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:2xBing carburetors
transmission specs
Gearbox:5-speed, manual
Clutch:dry, single plate, diaphragm spring
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:shaft
chassis specs
Front Suspension:telescopic fork
Rear Suspension:Monolever
Front Brake:single 260mm disc
Rear Brake:200mm drum
dimension specs
Overall Length:87.7 in OR 2228 mm
Overall Width:32.3 in OR 820 mm
Seat Height:33.9 in OR 861 mm
Wheelbase:57.7 in OR 1466 mm
Ground Clearance:6.9 in OR 175 mm
Weight:410 lbs OR 186 kg
Fuel Capacity:5 gallons OR 18.9 L
tyres specs
Front:3.00 - 21
Rear:4.00 - 18
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