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Lot 452A: 1986 BMW 798cc R80GS Paris Dakar

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

BMWs first R80, the R80/7, was introduced in 1977. Like its R75/7 predecessor, the R80/7 was powered by BMWs traditional air-cooled flat-twin engine coupled to low-maintenance, shaft-drive transmission. Following the R80G/S enduro bikes introduction in 1980, the range was extended by the R80ST and R80RT in 1982, and updated for 1984 with the wheels, forks and monolever single-sided swinging arm of the K Series. At the same time a Paris Dakar version of the R80G/S became available to special order, celebrating BMWs success in the famous long-distance enduro event. The most striking feature of this model was its enormous, 35-litre fuel tank, while other special features included a single seat and rear luggage grid. The BMW R80G/S Paris Dakar is a rare sight outside Continental Europe, this machine being one of very few original UK-market models sold. The machine has covered a mere 34,000 miles from new (verified by accompanying MoT certificates) and benefits from new tyres, up-rated front brake and a new battery. The engine has been serviced by BMW specialists Andrew Sexton and James Sherlock. Modifications include raised handlebars, 12-volt accessory socket, rev counter and clock. (The original handlebars and switchgear are included). The machine is offered with sundry invoices, current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number452A
Estimate£3000-£3500
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1986
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Engine number02860133
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