BMW R 80 GS Basic (1995-1996) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: All-road
Production years: 1995, 1996

BMW R 80 GS Basic 1995-1996 2 Photos
BMW R 80 GS Basic (1995-1996)BMW R 80 GS Basic (1995-1996)

In 1996, BMW released the R 80 GS as the last twin-valve Boxer motorcycle and as a homage to the R 80 G/S. From the headlamp and speedometer through the tank and seat all the way back to the frame tail, the R 80 GS basic had the same visual profile as the R 80 G/S.

The main frame with the engine and the chassis technology with the brakes came from the last R 80 GS that had the latest Paralever chassis and cross-spoke wheels.

The 1996 BMW R 80 GS Basic was taking its trust from a 979cc flat-twin engine with a power output of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and 61 Nm (45 lb-ft) of torque with a peak at 5,000 rpm that pushed the bike to a top speed of 168 kph (104 mph).

On the front wheel was a telescopic fork with hydraulic shock absorbers with a 285 mm brake disc, and on the rear was a BMW Paralever single-sided swingarm with a monoshock absorber and a 200 mm brake drum unit.

The basic came from the factory in a blue finished frame with white components and with standard features such as a dual seat, passenger grab rails, a high-mounted exhaust system, laced wheels, an analog instrumentation panel, and a side stand.

BMW R 80 GS Basic 1995-1996

BMW R 80 GS Basic 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:90.2 in OR 2291 mm
Overall Width:39.4 in OR 1001 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:5.1 gallons OR 19.3 L
tyres specs
Front:90/90 x 21S
Rear:130/80 x 17S
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