BMW R 80 GS Basic (1997-1997) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: All-road
Production years: 1997

BMW R 80 GS Basic 1997-1997 2 Photos
BMW R 80 GS Basic (1997-1997)BMW R 80 GS Basic (1997-1997)

In 1997, the German motorcycle manufacturer launched the BMW R 80 GS Basic, the ultimate model with the old, cooled flathead. The bike was sold in a white and blue frame, a high-mounted front fender, and a White Power rear shock.

Visually, the motorcycle packed standard features, such as a high-mounted front fender, a small round headlight integrated into a small cowl, a one-piece dual seat with a passenger grab rail, a high-mounted exhaust system, a single-sided swingarm, and wire-spoke wheels.

The motorcycle was built around a double-loop tubular steel frame with a 40 mm Marzocchi telescopic fork on the front that provided 225 mm of travel and a BMW Motorrad Paralever swingarm on the rear with 180 mm of travel.

Braking-wise, the bike's wire-spoke wheels were fitted with a single 285 mm brake disc on the front and a 200 mm drum braking unit on the rear, delivering optimum stopping power.

The 1997 BMW R 80 GS Basic was powered by a 797cc four-stroke air-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine mounted underneath its fuel tank, delivering an output power of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and 61 Nm (45 lb-ft) torque at 5,000 rpm.

The engine's power was redirected to the rear end via a five-speed manual transmission and a final shaft drive that spun the rear wheel to a top speed of 170 kph (106 mph).

BMW R 80 GS Basic 1997-1997

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
power system specs
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