A Bigger Berm Basher: 1980-1986 BMW R80 G/S

Comparing the BMW R80 G/S with newer alternatives, the BMW R100GS and BMW R1100GS.

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BMW had no dirt bikes in its portfolio, so in creating a dual-sport motorcycle it was logical for them to start with a street machine.

Years produced: 1980-1986
Claimed power: 50hp @ 6,500rpm
Top speed: 102mph
Engine type: 797.5cc (84.8mm x 70.6mm) air-cooled OHV flat twin
Transmission: 5-speed, shaft final drive

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