BMW R 80 G/S (1983-1984) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: All-road
Production years: 1983, 1984

BMW R 80 G/S 1983-1984 2 Photos
BMW R 80 G/S (1983-1984)BMW R 80 G/S (1983-1984)

The BMW R 80 G/S was a dual-sports machine made by BMW in Berlin, Germany, from 1980 to 1987. Over its production period, the maker made over 21,860 motorcycles. The bike's G/S designations represent the German words Gelande/Strasse, which translates to off-road/road.

In 1983, the German motorcycle manufacturer released the BMW R 80 G/S, a powerful all-purpose two-wheeler created by the House of Munich for those riders searching for a motorcycle suited for both on and off-road trails.

The 1983 motorcycle came in the same shape and form as previous models, delivering the same technical, performance, and visual specifications without any significant changes whatsoever.

The bike's aesthetic department was characterized by standard fittings, such as a round headlight integrated 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.

As for the power figures, the 1982 BMW R 80 G/S was set in motion by a 797cc four-stroke air-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine mounted underneath its fuel tank, boasting 50 hp with maximum strength at 6,500 rpm and 57 Nm (42 lb-ft) torque at 5,000 rpm.

The R 80 G/S was the first motorcycle in BMW's G/S range 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.

BMW R 80 G/S 1983-1984

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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