BMW R 80GS Paris Dakar

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Make ModelBMW R 80GS Paris Dakar
Year: 1984
Engine: Air cooled, four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 797.5
Bore x Stroke: 84.8 x 70.6 mm
Compression Ratio: 8.2:1
Induction: 2x Bing carbs
Ignition / Starting: Bosch electronic / kick & electric
Max Power: 50 hp 37 KW @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque: 56.7 Nm 41 ft lb @ 5000 rpm
Transmission / Drive: 5 Speed / shaft
Front Suspension: Telescopic hydraulic forks. 200mm wheel travel
Rear Suspension: Monolever swinging arm. 170mm wheel travel
Front Brakes: Single 260mm disc
Rear Brakes: 200mm drum
Front Tire: : 3.00- 21
Rear Tire: : 4.00-18
Wet-Weight: 205 Kg
Fuel Capacity: 32 Litres / Motociclismo / / GS pages / Owner manual

The R80GS earns its place as being one of the world’s biggest and fastest off-road bikes. It is very good on the road but not so good on the dirt. The GS stands for Gelanden Strasse or street scrambler. BMW call it ‘a hobby bike, a two-wheeled Range Rover’ and the comparison is appropriate. It is not a serious dirt bike but it is one of the best all-purpose bikes ever built. Suitably beefed-up factory versions have won the gruelling Paris to Dakar rally on three occasions. In stock production form, the GS80 has proved a popular choice for riders exploring the world on long distance trips across continents with all types of terrain. It is a 100 mph road bike that can cope with the rough stuff.

The machine is an imaginative mix of parts that were already available on other BMW bikes, spiced with some adventurous Engine: ering. An example is BMW’s patented ‘mono-lever’ Rear Suspension: , a one sided swing-arm with a single gas shock unit. In effect, it is half a swing-arm, but BMW’s Engine: ers made it both lighter and 50 per cent stronger than a conventional assembly. The rear wheel is held on by three bolts, there is nothing you could call an axle.

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