1977 BMW R100RS

When I saw this 1977 R100RS on Ebay, the first thing I thought was that a first year bike would make a great addition to a collection. First model year, first bike designed with help of a wind tunnel. But when I looked at the pictures and read the sellers description, I started to think that this is something better. A Classic Sports Bike in its natural state, loved and used.

The seller putts it out there

            It has been a great ride over the years and I have toured many areas of theU.S.without a problem.

            Would like to see it go to a good BMW enthusiast who will enjoy it for years to come!

            It is not a pristine collector example, rather a very clean rider.

We had shown another R100RS a few months back and it highlighted some of the performance upgrades available at the time. This one appears to have been left mostly stock and just ridden. The heads are now Dual Plugged and spark is from electronic ignition. But the wheels still have spokes, and there are some spares that go with the bike.

A list of extras

            2 up seat

Multivario tank bag

Front fork brace (needs to be bead blasted and powder coated)

a couple of extra side covers, one new in the package primed but not painted

Soft tank cover

Bike cover

A few other odds and ends shown in the pics including the old battery box frame (put in a new one a few years)


This is really less an opportunity to get a collector bike as getting a proven Classic Sports Bike. The R100RS was developed to carry the rider over great distances, at high speed, for many years. This R100RS looks like it will continue to carry the rider over great distances, at high speeds for many years to come. Really the definition of a reasonable, responsible and practical bike. Use that in your arguments with yourself about putting in a bid. BB

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1 Response

  1. Mark Meaney says:

    What is the Bike worth Thanks Mark