We are pleased to have another Classic R100R to offer our customers, and while this one is not as perfect as the 1995 we just put up for sale, it is a fine and rare offering. These R100R’s are all low production machines and this one has some special options rarely found on any of the R100R’s built and sold from 1992 through 1995.
Look it over closely and then consider an in-person visit. We are confident you’ll see a great looking machine that offers solid value in an everyday, ride anywhere, do anything 1,000 cc airhead classic on the best chassis BMW ever offered for these legendary air-cooled twins. It has been fully serviced and is ready for a new home.
There is not much to report or share that’s not positive here, so we’ll start by pointing out a few blemishes we want you to be aware of – both cylinder guards have scrape marks. The bike arrived here at Bob’s with them in a box so we cannot know for sure if they are original to this bike. There is no evidence of scrapes or other damage on the bike, and overall, the bike looks to have been well cared for by the previous two owners that we believe it has had in its 29 years.
Nearly all thirty-year old motorcycles have a few scratches, minor nicks, or dings, etc. as evidence they’d been ridden, enjoyed, and regularly used and even serviced. In this case, with under 40,000 miles on the original odometer, you’ll be hard pressed to find those blemishes or many signs of age on this excellent example. We will point out that like all R100R’s the headlight side bracket/turn signal carriers have a few stress cracks in them. For an additional fee, we can rectify this and repaint them.
The bodywork and paint, frame, forks, driveline castings, wheels and spokes, complete exhaust system, aftermarket seat, fittings, and hardware all around, controls and switches, instrumentation and all the stock components and the extra chrome is in really nice condition – far better than most bikes with fewer miles which are half the age if not younger.
The extra chrome package offerings, if you ordered them all from BMW, would have raised the original sales price measurably. Included in this fine machine, in factory chrome finish, is the rear luggage rack, the gas cap, mirrors, valve covers, full dash panel, carburetor tops and the rear pods for the speedometer and tachometer. All this really highlights the great lines and appearance of this classic BMW.
Aside from the extra chrome and the very nice Corbin DCS or Dual Canyon Sport seat with light gray trim closely matching the silver pinstripes on the gas tank, this one is equipped with the factory luggage mounts, BMW integral touring cases in very good condition, on which we’ve replaced, and key matched a few of the lock cylinders, the factory cylinder guards and sidestand are also included.
This fine example arrived without an owner’s manual or other factory books, there was no tool tray, tool kit or tire repair kit either. We’ve included a new BMW tool tray with cover but were unable to source a good used manual. It come with sufficient keys however – one of the folding black head types with the small BMW logo and two flat spares. We offer a nice selection of tool kits for sale if the next owner would like to fill that tray.
The stock instrumentation includes a 120 MPH speedometer, tripmeter, factory tachometer showing redline around 7,500 RPM and BMW heated grips which could be ordered as an option. There is a place for one additional switch in the dash if the next owner wanted to add driving/fog lights, four-way flashers or another accessory. All instruments look like new, and function exactly as designed, and the trip odometer rests easily.
The stock center stand is solid as a rock and was included on all R100R’s as was the front fork assembly with dual drilled front floating discs and Brembo dual piston calipers plus a rear drum brake except for the first year, 1992 version, which had a silver/gray frame and a single disc front fork assembly.
In addition to our extensive EVALUTATION and inspection process, a thorough test ride before and after the work we completed plus the MSI or Maryland Safety Inspection we’ve performed the following work to bring this offering to you as a ready-to-ride, turn-key machine worthy of your serious consideration: installed new fork seals and rubber boots and fork oil, installed new front brake pads (the discs have plenty of miles remaining), a new clutch slave cylinder O-rings and gaskets, inspected and adjusted the steering head bearings, installed several new saddlebag lock cylinders, checked all fluids which were changed just about 100 miles before we acquired this machine, left the new air filter in place after inspection, installed new spark plugs and the correct set of BMW ignition wires with caps (a molded design), added a missing rear fender red reflector, replaced the dry carb vacuum screw boots and for good measure the screws as well, installed a new speedo cable boot where it meets the transmission.
Last, we thoroughly inspected the Michelin tires which have less than 100 miles on them but were produced in mid/late 2017 and installed in 2018 by another BMW dealer when all the fluids and filters were also freshened up. For good measure, this one received a new battery just before it was shipped to Bob’s; there is nothing left to do but enjoy this bike. And of course, our expert detailer got to spend a half day on it making it look as perfect as possible without disturbing the originality of this R100R.
Does it have your name on it?