Restored Rarity – 1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport

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Post Sale Update: This Motorsport sold for $6,477 after 29 bids on eBay.


A classic in its own right, the BMW R100RS needs no introduction. However, in 1978, BMW released a limited edition – the Motorsport. Just 200 were sold in the United States.

BMW R100RS Motorsport - Stickers

The fancy name of the BMW R100RS Motorsport might lead you to believe that there were significant upgrades made to this bike, but unfortunately that’s not the case. All you get is the “Motorsports” paint job seen on BMW’s across the decades – white base with blue and red stripes and accents. The K100RS was another BMW that got a similar paint scheme in the late 80s.

The mechanicals included the usual BMW wares of the time – mag wheels, double Bing carbs feeding the boxer engine, and double discs in the front with a rear drum. The large fairing and available luggage made this bike a wonderful touring bike – the perfect Autobahn cruiser.

Cycle World had the following to say, back in the day:

Suspension remains soft for the touring models: still the finest touring suspension in the industry. But the Sport models get the benefit of stiller suspension front and rear for improved high-performance riding without much sacrifice in straight-line comfort.

The big news in the line is of course, the R100RS. which will probably hover in the astronomical price range of $4800. Whether or not people are ready for a BMW with a tag like that remains to be seen, but the same people who balked temporarily at the price of the first R90S bought all they could get.

BMW R100RS Motorsport - Cockpit

This specific BMW R100RS Motorsport (VIN: 6183078) has 25,752 miles and had a frame-up restoration with plenty of new parts. With the exception of one side cover, all th epaint is original, and it also has the rare Motorsport seat, which is in a lovely shade of dark blue.

BMW R100RS Motorsport - Front Left

Find this BMW R100RS Motorsport for sale in Sacramento, California with bidding up to $3,650 and the reserve not yet met

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