BMW R 80 RT (1983-1984) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Touring
Production years: 1983, 1984

BMW R 80 RT 1983-1984 5 Photos
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In 1983, the German motorcycle manufacturer released the BMW R 80 RT, a touring motorcycle that debuted in 1982 and continued production until 1995. From 1984 to 1995, the bike featured a Monolever system on the rear.

The 1983 model was in its second production year and came with the same package as the previous one, delivering the same technical, visual, and performance specifications without significant changes.

The bikes manufactured from 1982 to 1984 were a slimmed version of 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 was equipped with standard features in the visual department, 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.

In the performance department, the 1983 BMW R 80 RT had its soul brought to life by 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.

BMW R 80 RT 1983-1984

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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