Author Topic: A Fine Looking BMW R100  (Read 1089 times)

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Re: A Fine Looking BMW R100
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2022, 10:15:48 AM »
Nice to hear a few diverse opinions on BMW airheads.

Iíve owned a fair amount of Moto Guzziís, and BMW airheads. They both have virtues, and as well as short comings. I continue to enjoy both of them.
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Re: A Fine Looking BMW R100
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2022, 06:42:03 PM »
My last Airhead was a R90/6. It was a nice bike,  my V7lll reminds me of that bike. I got the very first R75/5 to come to Denver, it had good points but a few not so hot ones. Before that a R50/2, I wish I had that bike now.
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Re: A Fine Looking BMW R100
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2022, 09:05:06 PM »
I think the focus of some on the early-80s R-bikes is as much as anything esthetic, because unlike most German machinery they have refined, visually balanced styling that attracts you versus looking a bit lumpy.  If youíre willing to give that up to a large degree and want better function, the later, somewhat frumpy looking R100R is a very good and capable bike as is the GS on which itís based.  Of my 9 bikes including lots of more exotic machinery, three Guzzis included, my Ď90 R100GS is the best on tight Alpine passes, goes long distances in comfort and carries a slim passenger and luggage well too.  I think the early high fender R100GS also looks OK, with some nice details if you accept that pure, uncompromised function versus the pen of an artist drove its overall layout.
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Re: A Fine Looking BMW R100
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2022, 09:25:59 PM »
It 'kills' me, that at my age, my R100GS I've owned since 1991, is now too tall for me.  What a sweet old gal this bike has been!  She's faithfully gotten me out West and back 3 times or more.  Now has 164,000 miles on the odometer, which certainly isn't a world-beater, but I've personally never put this many miles on a bike.  I'm sure she's good for at least one more trip.  Am I?  Well, who knows.  Time will tell.

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Re: A Fine Looking BMW R100
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2022, 09:25:59 PM »


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