R80G/S Paris-Dakar

Year 1986
Mileage 34628 km
Frame no. 6289807
Engine no. 47/86/0068 80 2VC
Price Sold

Recognising the increasing demand for off-road styled models, BMW announced the R80G/S in September 1980. Based on the equivalent roadster, the G/S featured a 21" front wheel, raised mudguards, high-level exhaust system and a single-sided swinging arm. Strikingly finished in white with a red seat, the R80G/S was too heavy for serious rough stuff but excelled as a long-distance tourer, a market sector that its successors dominate to this today. Nevertheless, there was one off-road event that seemed tailor-made for a machine like the R80G/S: the Paris-Dakar Rally, which BMW won four times in the 1980s, once with the R80G/S and three times with the R100GS. A 'Paris-Dakar' production model followed.

This splendid R80G/S with 32 liter fuel tank has been completely revised by MOTO Classics. Some minor details are still being worked on, like the rev counter.