No Reserve: 1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport Edition

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This 1978 BMW R100RS is one of 200 in the Motorsport Edition and was acquired by the seller 14 months ago from its previous owner of 15 years. The bike is finished in white with Motorsport accents and powered by a 980cc boxer twin with a 5-speed transmission. Recent work included re-torquing the cylinder head bolts, a valve adjustment, and the replacement of all fluids. This R100RS is offered with factory keys, an owner’s manual, a tool kit, a pair of Krauser panniers, and a clean South Carolina title in the seller’s name. Designed by Hans Muth, the R100RS featured a wind tunnel-developed fairing and a dual-place sport seat. All 200 Motorsport Edition bikes were finished in white with red headlight surrounds and bi-colored pinstriping. The finish on this example is shown up close in several gallery photos below. Scratches are visible on the right side of the tank and left side of the rear fender. Cast alloy wheels wear Metzeler tires that were reportedly installed by the previous owner less than 600 miles ago. The front end features cross drilled brake rotors with braided stainless steel lines, and Wilbers adjustable shocks are fitted in the rear. The left side cover is missing its “1000cc” decal, and the right muffler has a small dent. A San Jose BMW alloy triple tree has replaced the original steel unit, which is included in the sale. The instrument cluster contains a 140 mph speedometer, 9,000 rpm tachometer, and several warning lights, while a voltmeter and clock are mounted in the fairing. The 5-digit odometer shows 33k miles, approximately 500 of which have been added by the seller. The air-cooled 980cc boxer twin features dual 40mm Bing carburetors and was rated at 70 horsepower in stock form. Power is transferred to the rear wheel through a 5-speed transmission and shaft drive. The battery was replaced two years ago, while the cylinder head bolts were re-torqued, the valves adjusted, and all fluids changed within the last 100 miles. The seller and previous owners reportedly performed much of their own work, leaving service records unavailable. A pair of Krauser panniers and mounting brackets are included along with a factory tool kit, tire pump, cable lock, and owner’s manual. A cold start video is provided below:

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