BMW R 80GS Kalahari

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Make ModelBMW R 80GS Kalahari
Year: 1996
Engine: Air cooled, four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 798
Bore x Stroke: 84.8 x 70.6 mm
Compression Ratio: 8.3:1
Induction: 2x Bing constant depression carbs
Ignition / Starting: Bosch contact free electronic / kick & electric
Max Power: 37 KW @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque: 61 Nm @ 3750 rpm
Transmission / Drive: 5 Speed / shaft
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork with hydraulic forks
Rear Suspension: Paralever swinging arm
Front Brakes: Single 285mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: 200mm drum
Front Tire: : 90/90-21
Rear Tire: : 130/80-17
Dry-Weight: 200 kg
Fuel Capacity: 32 Litres / GS pages

In 1997 a new model of the old model GS was launched in South Africa. Known as the R80GS Kalahari, it originates from the R80GS Basic available in Europe. It is white in colour with a blue Frame: .
The following is a description of what the motorcycle looks like: Round headlight with old instrument cluster as found on early model GS’s and G/S’s. Small windscreen. High front mudguard with Marzocchi front forks. White Power Rear Suspension: . Early model 35 liter Paris Dakar petrol tank made of steel. No crashbars or sidestand. The rear subFrame: is the same as that of the first G/S’s with the lugage rack at the back as an optional extra that bolt on. Paralever suspension. R80GS Kalahari decals. The old reliable 798cc aircooled boxer Engine: is used.

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