BMW R 80 R (1991-1992) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 1991, 1992

BMW R 80 R 1991-1992 3 Photos
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In 1992, at the request of several export markets in Europe, BMW launched the R 80 R, a smaller roadster motorcycle version of the BMW R 100 R. Due to the modified framework conditions in Switzerland, where the 1000cc twin-valve motorcycles were no more marketed, the smaller R 80 R, with an 800cc engine and lower emissions, was a perfect fit and passed through the registration barriers.

The model came in two versions, one with an output power of 50 hp and a version with 27 hp, which was suitable for beginner riders and motorcycle schools.

The difference between the R 80 R and R 100 R, besides the smaller engine, was the lack of an oil cooler that on the 1000 series was given as standard. In other aspects, such as the chassis, frame, brakes, and design, it was identical to its bigger sister.

The rear wheel spinning power came from the 797cc flat-twin engine that produced an output power of 50 hp with a peak at 6,500 rpm and 61 Nm (45 lb-ft) of torque available at 3,750 rpm. Due to a curb weight of 217 kg (478 lbs) and a five-speed manual transmission, the bike registered a top speed of 168 kph (105 mph).

The naked machine came with standard features such as cast aluminum wheels, a dual seat, passenger grab rails, a small windscreen, an analog instrument cluster, a dual exhaust system, and a center stand.

BMW R 80 R 1991-1992

BMW R 80 R 797

engine specs
Type:air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer two cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder
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:45/3750 lb-ft/RPM OR 61/3750 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:BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front Brake:single 285mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Rear Brake:200mm drum
dimension specs
Overall Length:87 in OR 2210 mm
Overall Width:39.4 in OR 1001 mm
Seat Height:31.5 in OR 800 mm
Wheelbase:58.9 in OR 1496 mm
Ground Clearance:5.5 in OR 140 mm
Weight:478 lbs OR 217 kg
Fuel Capacity:6.3 gallons OR 23.8 L
tyres specs
Front:110/80 V18
Rear:140/80 V17
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