Post-Sale Update: Wow, the seller did himself a favor by removing the $4,990 BIN – this bike sold for $6,600 after 28 bids on eBay.
Though BMW sold a similar bike called the R100R for a few years afterwards, the BMW R100 Classic is a rare oddity. Information is very scarce on this bike, as it seems just 180 were sold in the US and Japan in 1990/1991.
This bike was so rare that BMW apparently handed out the manual for a R100RT with new models. The engine was the 980cc boxer twin good for 60 horsepower and 58 pound-feet of torque. Marketed as the “Classic”, it featured the quintessential BMW black paint with pinstripes, and was supposed to marry 70s styling with 90s technology, like the monolever suspension and composite wheels with tubeless tires standard on the RT. The very small information I was able to find on this was over at BMBikes.
This specific BMW R100 Classic (VIN: WB1046102M6419151) has 50,600 miles and it seems to be a one-owner bike who has always had it maintained by the dealership he bought it from. You’ll get a Corbin seat and passenger backrest along with the color-matched fairing. Heated grips and engine guards round out the mods for practicality’s sake, and the bike is claimed to be in “fine riding condition.”
Find this Classic for sale in Crete, Illinois with an unmet opening bid of $3,400 or a BIN of $4,990