BMW R 80 GS (1990-1991) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: All-road
Production years: 1990, 1991

BMW R 80 GS 1990-1991 2 Photos
BMW R 80 GS (1990-1991)BMW R 80 GS (1990-1991)

In 1991, BMW released the R 80 GS alongside the R 100 GS, two enduro motorcycles that received a comprehensive facelift, noticeable through the new look. As standard, both models had semi-fairing bolted to the frame and external tubular bars derived from the cockpit fairing of the R 100 GS Paris-Dakar from 1989.

Visually, instead of the round headlight, the model packed a rectangular lamp taken from the K 75 S model. The instrument panel was integrated into the fairing, modified with two round instruments of the same size, and benefited from a rev counter. The windshield received a different shape and came tinted from the factory.

In addition, the handlebar controls were replaced with the K model controls, which featured turn signal actuation, and the safety tank cap from the /7 series was installed but reduced the fuel volume by two liters.

The 1991 BMW R 80 GS was taking its trust from a 797cc flat-twin engine with a power output of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and 61 Nm (45 lb-ft) of torque available at 5,000 rpm. With a curb weight of 215 kg (474 lbs), the bike reached a top speed of 168 kph (105 mph).

It also came with standard features such as a dual seat, laced wheels, a small luggage rack on the rear, pillion grab rails, an analog instrument cluster, a blacked-out steel frame, and a center stand.

BMW R 80 GS 1990-1991

BMW R 80 GS 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:45/5000 lb-ft/RPM OR 61/5000 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:40mm Marzocchi telescopic fork
Rear Suspension:BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front Brake:single 285mm disc
Rear Brake:200mm drum
dimension specs
Overall Length:3.5 in OR 89 mm
Overall Width:1.5 in OR 38 mm
Seat Height:33.5 in OR 851 mm
Wheelbase:59.6 in OR 1514 mm
Ground Clearance:7.9 in OR 201 mm
Weight:463 lbs OR 210 kg
Fuel Capacity:6.3 gallons OR 23.8 L
tyres specs
Front:90/90 x 21S
Rear:130/80 x 17S
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