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

Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 1982, 1983

BMW R 80 ST 1982-1983 4 Photos
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In 1980, the BMW R 80 G/S was launched and well-received by the public, and even Das Motorrad magazine stated that the G/S was the best Enduro motorcycle ever built by BMW. After the success of the G/S, BMW joined with a street version alongside the G/S in 1982.

The 1982 BMW R 80 ST, where ST stands for road, adopted the concept of the successful model with an 800cc engine and borrowed the frame from the R 65 model along with its single-sided swingarm and the raised exhaust system.

The model had shortened suspension for road use, the front was guided by a smaller 19-inch wheel, and normal road tires were mounted. From the R45 and R 65 LS series, the bike featured a low front mudguard, the cockpit, and a round headlight.

In the power department, the R 80 ST heartbeat was set by the 797cc flat-twin engine with a power output of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and 57 Nm (42 lb-ft) of torque with a peak at 5,000 rpm. It was tied to a five-speed manual transmission, delivering the power to the rear wheel through a final shaft drive, pushing the bike to a top speed of 174 kph (107 mph).

The model had standard features such as laced wheels, a dual seat, a blacked-out steel frame, lower handlebars, crash guards, and a side stand.

BMW R 80 ST 1982-1983

BMW R 80 ST 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:43/5000 lb-ft/RPM OR 58/5000 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:telescopic fork
Rear Suspension:Monolever
Front Brake:single 285mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Rear Brake:200mm drum
dimension specs
Overall Length:85.8 in OR 2179 mm
Overall Width:31.1 in OR 790 mm
Seat Height:33.3 in OR 846 mm
Wheelbase:56.9 in OR 1445 mm
Ground Clearance:6.7 in OR 170 mm
Weight:437 lbs OR 198 kg
Fuel Capacity:5 gallons OR 18.9 L
tyres specs
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