BMW R 80 RT Mono (1984-1985) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Touring
Production years: 1984, 1985

BMW R 80 RT Mono 1984-1985 4 Photos
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In 1984, the German maker released the BMW R 80 RT, a new addition to the mid-range tourer range, which retained the frame concept from the R 80 with a single-sided swingarm, wheels, and brakes.

The extensive innovations of the RT with the large touring fairing had a clear effect and made the new version more active than the previous model with the R 100 RT chassis.

Due to the Monolever suspension, the R 80 RT had a reduced curb weight of 227 kg (500 lbs), and a modified engine tuning with a new exhaust system made the model livelier than its predecessor.

In the visual department, the 1984 BMW R 80 RT Mono had a new front mudguard, side covers, and seat that played a good part and made the model look more dynamic and younger than its predecessor.

The thrust came from a 797cc flat-twin engine that delivered an output power of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) of torque with a peak at 3,500 rpm. A five-speed transmission sent the power to the rear wheel through a final shaft drive, pushing the bike to a top speed of 170 kph (106 mph).

As standard features, the bike came with a one-piece dual seat, a passenger grab handles, a large windscreen, a half-fairing for increased protection against the elements, laced wheels, dual front 285 mm disc brakes coupled to a 200 mm rear drum unit, an analog instrument panel, and a center stand.

BMW R 80 RT Mono 1984-1985

BMW R 80 RT Mono 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:BMW Motorrad Monolever
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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