During The prologue at Montlhéry of the first Paris-Dakar rally in December 1978 (imagined and designed by Thierry Sabine), a young German engineer “Rüdiger Gutshe” followed the performances of the motorbike competitors with great attention. That’s him who was in charge to develop the one which will become a few years later, the first big motorcycle of the moto history.
In September 1981, for the Cologne’s exhibition is presented the BMW R80G/S: G for gelande (countryside) and S for strabe (road). A motorbike able to combine the pleasures, and effective on roads as well as on tracks of the end of the world.
And to Prove it, or to confirm Her adventuress aptitudes, the brand won with a R80G/S the famous Paris-Dakar in 1981. The motorcycle was at the time controlled by Hubert Auriol. BMW reiterate in 1983, still with Hubert Auriol, then in 1984 and 1985 with the talented and regretted Gaston Rahier. The GS legend was born…
Since Then the big Bavarian just enlarged its territory, and it’s been nearly 35 years that it knows its subject. Fad phenomenon or not, the GS remain the reference. Ours, the one we offer you, are the first of their gender. Rüdiger Gutshe wanted a simple and robust machine : that’s the case. 35 years later, the R80GS seems not to suffer from no pain.
Always So exciting to pilot, the 80GS still provides an inexhaustible pleasure, and we will share it together…
• Moteur : Flat-Twin (bicylindre à plat)
• Refroidissement par air
• 2 soupapes par cylindres
• 2 carburateurs Bing à dépression de 32 mm
• Puissance : 50 chevaux
• Boîte de vitesses à 5 rapports
• Transmission par cardan
• Cadre double berceau
• Suspension arrière monobras
• Fourche télescopique
• Frein avant simple disque
• Frein arrière à tambour
• Réservoir origine : 19,5 litres
• Réservoir Paris-Dakar : 32 litres
• Hauteur de selle : 860 mm
• Poids à sec : 168 kilos
• En ordre de marche selon la version
• Entre 200 et 220 kilos