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

Segment: All-road
Production years: 1983, 1984

BMW R 80 G/S Paris Dakar 1983-1984 6 Photos
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The BMW R 80 G/S was a dual-sports motorcycle created by BMW from 1980 to 1987. It was the first dual-sports motorcycle in the BMW GS family, which comprised over 500,000 motorcycles. From 1980 to 1987, the maker produced over 21,800 R 80 G/S units.

In 1984, the German motorcycle manufacturer launched the BMW R 80 G/S Paris Dakar, a more off-road-oriented version of the base model, manufactured in 200 units. The bike was slightly tweaked to deliver the best possible performance, safety, and comfort.

Unlike the standard models, the Paris Dakar version came with a single seat, a luggage rack on the rear, an under-seat exhaust system, knobby tires mounted on wire-spoke wheels, and an extra-large 32-liter (8.4-gallon) fuel tank. The bike had the same specs as the base model in other departments.

Underneath its fuel tank, the 1984 BMW R 80 Paris Dakar had installed a 797cc four-stroke twin-cylinder air-cooled boxer engine that delivered an output power of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and 57 Nm (42 lb-ft) torque at 5,000 rpm.

It was built around a double-loop tubular steel frame, packing a telescopic fork on the front with 200 mm of travel and a monolever swingarm on the rear with 170 mm travel.

For stopping power, the bike's wheels were fitted with a 260 mm brake disc on the front and a 200 mm drum braking unit on the rear.

BMW R 80 G/S Paris Dakar 1983-1984

BMW R 80 G/S Paris Dakar 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:452 lbs OR 205 kg
Fuel Capacity:8.5 gallons OR 32.2 L
tyres specs
Front:3.00 - 21
Rear:4.00 - 18
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