BMW R 80 RT (1982-1983) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Touring
Production years: 1982, 1983

BMW R 80 RT 1982-1983 5 Photos
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The BMW R 80 RT was a touring motorcycle created by BMW from 1982 to 1995, powered by a two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine. From 1984, the bike was made with a monolever system on the rear. In addition, from 1982 to 1995, the maker produced over 29,350 units.

The bikes manufactured from 1982 to 1984 were a slimmed version of its larger sister, the R 100 RT. Some differences between the 80 RT and 100 RT included a single color paint job without typical black edges, no paint on the cylinder covers, the cylinder crash bar was special accessories, as well as the suitcase holder, and a drum brake instead of a disc brake on the rear wheel.

The bike's aesthetic department was characterized by standard features, such as a full fairing, a large windscreen, a one-piece dual seat with a passenger grab handle, a small luggage rack, a dual exhaust system with a silencer mounted on each side, and multi-spoke aluminum wheels.

As for the power figures, the 1982 BMW R 80 RT had installed a 797cc four-stroke air-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine that delivered an output power of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) torque at 3,500 rpm.

The power was redirected to the rear wheel through a five-speed manual transmission and a final shaft drive, launching the motorcycle to a top speed of 171 kph (106 mph).

BMW R 80 RT 1982-1983

BMW R 80 RT 797

engine specs
Type:air-cooled, four-stroke, boxer twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement:797 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.3x2.8 in OR 84 mm
Compression Ratio:8.2:1
Horsepower:50/6500 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:44/3500 lb-ft/RPM OR 60/3500 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 hydraulic fork
Rear Suspension:dual adjustable shocks
Front Brake:dual 260mm discs, 1-piston caliper
Rear Brake:200mm drum
dimension specs
Overall Length:87 in OR 2210 mm
Overall Width:29.4 in OR 747 mm
Seat Height:31.9 in OR 810 mm
Wheelbase:57.7 in OR 1466 mm
Ground Clearance:5.1 in OR 130 mm
Weight:518 lbs OR 235 kg
Fuel Capacity:6.3 gallons OR 23.8 L
tyres specs
Front:3.25 - H19
Rear:4.00 - H18
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